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Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures

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Old Wiring for Light Fixtures
Electrical Question:  Is the electrical wiring safe for the light fixture I want to install?


This Electrical Wiring question came from: Matt, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question about light fixtures Matt.

Electric Circuit Wiring for Light Fixtures

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Application: Electrical Wiring for a Light Fixture.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the light fixture.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional light fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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3 Responses to “Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures”
  1. Roberto says:

    The wire on a light fixture I have has this written on it: 18AWG, 105 degree Celsius and 300V. can I use this fixture in Europe where the power supply is 240V. The bulb for the fixture is available in 240V in Europe.

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