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How do you connect the new fixture with one black and white cable if the old fixture has 3 bulbs with individual black white and ground wires?


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2015-07-15 19:14:38
2015-07-15 19:14:38

Connect the white and black wires back on to where the other black and white wires connected. There should also be a green pigtail coming out of the fixture which will be the ground. If it has a chain, then the wire running through the chain will be the ground wire.

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Yes. Connect Black to Black, White to White and bare ground wires together.

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Connect black to black and white to white from the switch. Your old fixture may have had wiring for multiple bulbs so they could be switched separately.

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Connect them in parallel. The black wire from the ballast to the black line wire. The white wire from the ballast to the line neutral. Connect the ground wire to the ground screw which is located in the body of the fixture. Grounding of the fixtures is essential.

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There should be two wires in the box, black and white and possibly a bare one depending on the age of the wiring in the house. The fixture has two screws on the base. One wire goes on each screw. If there are short wires on the fixture, black to black and white to white. If there is a bare ground wire in the house box, it attaches to the body of the fixture. If there is no ground screw on the fixture, do not worry about it.

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If there is a brass colored screw and a silver colored screw, the BLACK wire will connect to the brass screw. If you can't see a difference, connect the black wire to whichever screw connects to the CENTER contact of the light fixture.


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