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
Additional Comments: I like this site!
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Anita.
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.
The Following will assist you Install Pendant light Fixtures
How To Install Recessed Lighting
This article is about recessed lighting for your home electrical improvements. Discover how recessed lighting can enhance the mood of any room in your home.
Kitchen Electrical Wiring Requirements
This wiring diagram and pictures explain the basic kitchen electrical code wiring requirements required for most new or remodel projects.
For more information about Electrical Wiring
Home electrical wiring projects with pictures and wiring diagrams.
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
|More articles about Lighting, Pendant and Home Electrical Wiring:|
|« Previous||Next »|
|Recessed Lighting Designs and Installation Factors||Digital Timer Switch Electrical Wiring Instructions|