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BV002735

04:08PM | 12/07/13
Bvkitchen
I had to replace my kitchen light. It was simple, connect the ground wire with the ground wire on the fixture and cap off. Connect the white wire with the white wire on the fixture and cap off. Connect the black wire with the black wire on the fixture and cap off. These were the only wires in the ceiling and attached to the fixture. When I turned the power back on the light came on but I had the light switch in the off position. The light switch doesn't turn the light off and on. The light stays on all the time so I disconnected the ballast.
Could it be the light switch that needs to be replaced?

Duane, Moderator

09:32PM | 12/07/13
Member Since: 11/14/13
87 lifetime posts
You are limited to possible problems, it sounds like you wired the light correctly based on your description.
I would replace the switch next. The Black wire is the power, white is neutral and bare or green is ground.

Good luck

BV002735

02:09PM | 12/08/13
Thank you for responding. I actually replaced the switch this morning. The light still staying on and the dimmer switch for the dining room always worked but now I have to move the dimmer switch down to turn on instead of up after replacing the light switch for the kitchen?

BV002735

03:50PM | 12/08/13
Also forgot to mention, the light continues to stay on, changing the switch did not fix this problem.

BV002752

02:18PM | 12/09/13
Sorry forgot to mention that, but the old light was also flourescent. So does the dimmer need to be replaced as well? But the dimmer is for a separate light in the dining room.

BV002758

12:05PM | 12/10/13
I guess I need to switch wires because there were only a black, white and copper wire coming from the ceiling and a black, white and copper wire on the fixture which the instructions said to just match up with each of same wire in the ceiling. Will try what I was going to try which is the last resort and that is connect the fixture black wire with white wire in ceiling and connect the fixture white wire with black in ceiling.

Thank You.

BV003067

09:38PM | 01/19/14
Did that work?

BV003288

10:22PM | 02/18/14
I wired 2 3ways switches and than 3 flouresent lights coming directly from the breaker panel. I have voltage at the lights but they will not turn on.

BV004074

05:38PM | 04/27/14
did it work - I have same problem checked everything - want to try and connect white to blacka nd black to white but waiting to hear if it worked for you

BV004593

04:36AM | 06/07/14
Did you manage to fix it?
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