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Howdy223

12:08PM | 11/26/02
Member Since: 11/25/02
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I have black and red wires hooked into the light switch on one side. Three black,three white and one red all attached together in the ceiling . I have hooked up my light two black wires to black and two white wires to white wires. Old light was hook up single white to white and black wires to black. For whatever reason I didn't see where the red one was attached. But I am thinking to attach it to the black as it seems to be a switch wire.

[This message has been edited by Howdy223 (edited November 26, 2002).]

JonathanGennick

11:14AM | 11/27/02
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
GS99 said: Use a voltage tester in each box you're working on, to confirm there is no voltage;

I can personally and heartily vouch for the importance of the above. I always test wires in a box for voltage before touching them. I still remember the day when I discovered, much to my surprise, a box with current from two breakers. I'd turned one breaker off, but there were still hot wires in the box. I'm very glad I discovered that with a multitester and not with my burning flesh. Up until that point, I'd thought that one box = one circuit, but that's not always the case.

Wolley

10:53AM | 12/02/02
From what you are describing, you need to attach the neutral wire from the light fixture to the white wires in the box and the hot wire from the light fixture to the red wire in the box. To make sure, use a voltmeter and touch the white wire with the black probe and the red wire with the red probe. You should be reading very close to 120 VAC when the switch is On and zero when the switch is closed. Hope this helps! Sorry about posting it late, I must have clicked the wrong button and I posted it as a new topic instead of a reply to your message.
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