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09:58AM | 07/12/03
Member Since: 07/11/03
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I am trying to install a ceiling light fixture. The fixture has 1 brown wire that I intend to split and strip the ends and connect to the proper black and white wires coming from the electrical box, as well as the ground. The brown wire from the fixture is only brown, not black or white. Does it matter how the brown wire ends connect to the black and white wire ends? I know I connect the ground to the screw on the piece that holds the weight of the fixture..correct?


06:12PM | 07/12/03
Hi! Look carefully at the brown wire. One of the two leads will either be rippled or have a stripe of another color. That's your neutral (white). The other wire connects to the black (hot) wire from the box. It is important to wire it correctly, so that you can't get a shock when you go to change a light bulb or to clean the fixture. Good luck!


01:47PM | 02/12/19
I also have this issue. One side of the brown wire has white writing on it does that end connects to the White wire.


11:37PM | 08/17/19
Help.... I have a brown wire and red wire coming from the ceiling and I’m trying to install a ceiling fan with black white and a blue wire?


12:11PM | 08/18/19
Wolley is wrong! The textured or stripped wire is the hot wire! Don't run the hot wire to the smooth wire! If in doubt look it up.


04:37PM | 02/17/20
Before I install Turkish light fixture, I want to make sure that connection is correct. Both brown wires look exactly the same. Please advise.

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