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Old 01-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Remodeling bath. Installed new recessed lite using switch that previously controlled vanity. Lite works but not switch. When energized, lite stays on but switch doesn't turn off.

What did I do wrong?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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You apparently hooked the light up to a constant hot.

If you describe the wiring perhaps someone will see the mistake.
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Does the incoming power go to the light first then jump off the black down to the light?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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You hooked it up wrong.
We can't see what you did and we are not psychics so you are going to have to give us a bit more info to be able to identify the problem.
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I ran hot wire to lite and then spliced the switch cable at the lite
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The black incoming would splice to the white going to the switch. The fixture would connect the black to the black coming up from the switch. Fixture white to incoming white.

The white should be re-identified as a hot with black tape at both ends.

This install would not be code compliant if your area has adopted the 2011 NEC. You need a neutral at the switch.
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