Damsel in distress! Ceiling light wiring question
I've searched all over to no avail so I'm sorry if this obvious question, but here's my situation.
I just moved into a new condo and I have two places in my ceiling to install lights. Everything is pre-wired (it's a new construction fwiw). I've installed ceiling lights before so I thought this would be simple. I was wrong!
The first place has two wires: one white, one yellow, both with caps. Easy enough. I was able to install the light. It works just fine.
The second place has one wire (casing is red) with a cap. Then there are two other wires running through the recess, both white, but they're running out from one hole and into the another. So there's really only one wire I can connect anything to, the red one. I'm completely at a loss for what to do! Am I supposed to cut one of the white wires and use that to connect to the light? If so, how do I know which one?
If it helps there are three switches on the wall in the room. One controls the first light. Another seems to control a power outlet nearby. I have no idea about the third...or if the switch that controls the light might also be able to control both lights?
Can anyone help a damsel in distress??
As far for two white conductors I will not really take a chance to cut it until you know what netural source it is connected to so to advoid cross connection. ( if not too sure or it was a brand new place the electrician should assit you on the set up if they <condo assocation > will pay for it )
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