If both wires for a ceiling light fixture are black how do you tell which is the live wire and which is neutral?
If both wires are black, the one that connects to your white wire is the one that should have little writing on it. Black to the plain black wire, white to the wire with writing.
To the black wire on the fixture.
Black is hot and white is neutral.
How do you wire a ceiling light fixture to a receptacle that has two black wires and two white wires?
Black is Hot and White is Neutral and there should also be a bare ground wire. One black/white/bare cable is supply for receptacle and the other is connected in parallel and goes to another outlet. You need your ceiling fixture connected to one of the wires coming into the receptacle box, Black to Black, White to White and Bare to Bare. However, assume you want to be able to switch the ceiling light with a… Read More
White to white, black to black, and ground to copper wire.
If both wires are black then the one with the writing is the neutral wire. If the two wires are black and white then the white one is the neutral.
Connect the ground wire from the light fixture to the ground wire in the ceiling box.
If the ceiling fan has a light fixture included in the fan, then there will be three. A white, black and blue. The blue is for the fan if the owner wants the fixture to be switched individually from the fan. Other wise there are only two wires to connect to the fan, a black and white.
if fixture has two bulbs then two blacks are hot wires. Two whites are neutral wires.
Can both the red and black wires from the ceiling be connected together with the new black wire from the light fixture?
Yes, but know that both switches will have to be off for power to stop flowing to the light and either switch will turn the light on.
Just install a cover on the ceiling box.
How do you install a ceiling light that is running off two swithches my new fixture has 1 white wire and 1 black wire. the ceiling box has white and red and black are capped together?
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When connecting a ceiling fan in an old home and the existing light is wired black to white and white to black what should you do?
At that point, you should verify the home wiring; make certain that the black wire IS, in fact, the "hot" wire and that the white wire IS in fact the neutral. If the house is wired properly, connect the new fixture with "black to black and white to white." If you aren't certain that the house wiring was done properly, contact a local electrician to perform the work for you. Connecting a light fixture improperly… Read More
The word for a ceiling-hung light fixture is a chandelier.
When you connect earth wire in ceiling light does not work when connecting earth from light direct to earth wire coming from ceiling trips out when take earth wire out light works?
By earth wire I am assuming you mean the bare wire and that a black and white wire are connected to the light. If when you connect the earth wire and breaker trips then there is a short between black and earth. It could be a bad ground connection, an internal short in the light fixture where black wire "hot" is connected to metal on the fixture through a nick in wire.
The fixture will not be grounded. As long as the hot and neutral are connected the light will work.
Based on your description it is very likely that either the red wire or black wire is switched and the other is on all the time. In most cases the light of the fan, if it has a light, is connected to the switched wire and the fan is connected to the unswitched wire. This allows you to turn off the light while allowing the fan to remain running. There is no way to know… Read More
Is this a fluorescent fixture? Most fluorescents will not start if the fixture is not grounded. Make sure the fixture has the branch circuit ground wire properly connected.
These types of light fixtures are called wall a sconce. In is located on a wall usually about 3 foot from the ceiling. The open end of the fixture is facing upwards. This allows the light to reflect off the ceiling and give a more filtered light to objects in the surrounding area in the room.
just like swapping them except the wire is not color on a swag kit the side with the ridges is the neutral or white the other is the hot or black
Really need more info.lighting fixture on ceiling fan.ect.......
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Unlikely, but possible- and it IS unsafe.
The light fixture was hanging from the ceiling, lighting the entire room. The football fixture was moved to a new date and venue because of the statium fire.
Yes. Connect Black to Black, White to White and bare ground wires together.
For safety most fixtures have that info printed on them. Check.
Your local hardware store will have them.
Black wire goes to (line) which is 110v comming in to ceiling box from light switch. It will connect to either black or red, which ever they ran. White is neutral and connects to white in box. Blue is for the light kit if you are using one. You may also connect it to the black if you just use the chain to turn on light.
There should be a black & white wire coming from the light. Hook black to black and white to white. Then connect the ground wire to the light chassis. You need 12/2 with ground for the circuit. You do not need a light fixture box for these type lights.
Most of the time a fixture will be flush or as close to the ceiling as possible in a 8' ceiling.
How can you power a second switch to operate another light separately from the original light power source?
well, it's not a requirement, but traditionally a single light on a single switch has hot, neutral and ground brought directly to the light fixture from the panel. this circuit is called the home run. the hot is then run to the switch and back to the light as switched hot, which is used to feed the light. in order to add a second switched light fixture on a separate switch, you could pick up… Read More
It will have 2 black or brown wires. Look very closely at the wires coming from the light. One of the wires will have ridges on it or may have a white line or some other method of identification. That wire is the neutral wire and connects to the white wire in the ceiling box. The smooth wire is the hot wire and connects to the black wire in the ceiling box.
I have never seen this combination for a bathroom fixture.
Install the switch in the wall outlet box you have installed. Now run a 12/2 or 14/2 wire from the switch to the light fixture in the ceiling. Run the exact same size wire that is already powering the light. Connect the ground wire coming from the light switch to the ground wires in the ceiling box. At the light in the ceiling cut the black wire powering the light. Cut only that wire. Now… Read More
If you don't know how to install light fixture, I don't recommend that you do it by yourself. The installation theory is actually very simple - all you need to do is attach fixture on the ceiling (or any other place) and then connect the electrical wires (usually there are two of them). After that it's good to put the light cover over the fixture to improve the appearance.
Recessed light can be called as down light, pot light (canadian), can light (for canister in American). It is a light fixture that installed in hollow opening in ceiling.
Recessed lighting is used to keep the ceiling aesthetically unbroken. When fixtures are fixed to the ceiling some architects to not like this as it distracts the viewer from the look of the room. By installing the fixtures in the ceiling, the view is of light emitting from the ceiling without seeing the lighting fixtures.
Outside porch lamp has no box just two wires coming in black wires are tied and don't connect to fixture just the white wires what is going on here?
You would have to provide more info to be certain what your problem is. Typically a black and white wire would connect to the two wires on the light fixture. The fixture should also be controlled by a switch that "breaks" the black (Hot Wire) to turn off the fixture. If you have a volt meter you can see if there is 120Volts between the black and white wires with switch on. If there is… Read More
No it is not a standard practice. That said you will find such a connection from a light fixture junction box, that has the supply source in it, down to a a light switch junction box. The neutral for the light is already at the light junction box but the switched leg has to go down to the switch. The black "hot" wire is connected to the white wire in the cable going to the… Read More
Not a good practice. Depending on the weight of the fixture it may pull out of the ceiling sooner or later. Even if it seems strong, what if there were a leak and the Sheetrock became wet and the fixture fell on someone and hurt them. You need to install a fixture made for ceiling installation that is attached properly to something other than Sheetrock.
If you have two wires in the ceiling, they should be black and white. Old wire it may be hard to tell. For two wires for just a light, it doesn't matter. You should wire black to black and white to white but nothing will happen if you reverse them. The light fixture should have black and white also and probably a green or bare wire for the ground. You could have 4 or 6… Read More
=== === In the ceiling box there may be a Black wire, a Red wire, a White wire and a Green or Bare wire. The light fixture may only have a Black wire, a White wire and it may or may not have a Green or a Bare wire. The Black wire in the ceiling box may or may not be be a "Hot traveler" wire coming from the lighting circuit breaker on the main… Read More
No, the neutral is only needed at the load. This is where the connection is made to the light fixture.
Black is your hot wire. Red goes to the light fixture.
As the power to the light fixture should be, and hopefully is off, it does not matter which you hook up first.
I see only a red and a green wire coming out from ceiling box. What are they and how do you connect them to a ceiling light?
Normally red or black is the hot wire and green is the ground. However someone may have used the green wire as the neutral wire which is normally white. Just connect the black wire from the light to the red wire and the white wire from the light to the green wire and see if it works. If not you have to pull the wires out of the ceiling box and see how they wired… Read More
If there are two black and one white wire in ceiling light do I need to use both black for the switch to work?
If there are two black wires, it's possible that it was wired for a ceiling fan and that one of the wires is for the fan part while the other is for the light part. If so, one of the black wires may be switched while the other is always "on." Normally black is "hot" and white is "neutral" (NOT ground... ground is usually green).
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. Turn off the power to the light at the main circuit breaker panel. You will be working on a ladder if light is on ceiling so be careful. A non metal ladder is preferred when working with electricity. Remove the fixture such that the wires connecting it to house power are accessible. In some cases it might appear that the fixture could hang… Read More
See: "How can you re-wire a wall switch that controls an outlet to control a ceiling fan?" (Follow the link below.) The procedure is the same whether the new device is a light fixture or a ceiling fan.
In home wiring the white wire is neutral. Some light fixtures that are typically out of reach may not differentiate between hot (black) and neutral (white). In this case the black and white supply wires can arbitrarily connected to the two fixture black wires, one to each. The NEC requires that the neutral be connected to the screw shell of a 'typical' light socket regardless of height. This allows that while changing out a lamp… Read More
The fan has black blue and white wire and the ceiling has black red and white wire so which wires go where?
The fan wiring is as follows, black for fan, blue for light (if there is one) and white is the circuit neutral. Three wires to the ceiling box suggest that there are two switches on the wall box. One that controls the light and one that controls the fan. At this point you have to decide which switch you want to control the fan and which switch you want to control the light and connect… Read More