Replacing Recessed Lights with Pendant Light Fixtures
How to Prepare and Install Pendant light Fixtures: The whole recessed light fixture can would need to be removed which would reveal the 120 volt wiring with the white, black and ground wire.
Installing Pendant light Fixtures
Electrical Question: I would like to change out the recessed lighting in my kitchen to a couple of pendant fixtures.
- When I removed the recessed fixture the color of the four wires were two red and two blue.
- Red and Red to one part of the fixture, and Blue and blue to the other.
- My question is, the pendant lighting has the typical white and black wiring (with the bare ground) What goes to what?
Thanks for your help.
This electrical wiring question came from: Anita, a Homeowner from Lincoln, California
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How to Prepare and Install Pendant light Fixtures
- It sounds like you have only removed the lamp base of a fluorescent recessed light fixture and not the complete light fixture, so what you are seeing are the wires that are specific for the socket of the light bulb for the recessed can light which come from the ballast section of the recessed light fixture.
- The whole recessed light fixture can would need to be removed which would reveal the 120 volt wiring with the white, black and ground wire.
- Then a new fixture box would need to be installed for each new pendant light fixture.
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