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Old 11-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Grounding a light fixture with no ground wire?


Hi there,
I hope someone will be able to help with this...

I bought a this pendant light fixture that is plug in, and I plan to remove the end of the cable, and hardwire it.
I will connect the ribbed wire to the white wire, and the smooth wire to the black wire in the junction box.

Here's the problem: the light is a polar plug but only has 2 wires in it, and I'm not sure how/if I can ground it.
Is there something in the fixture that I can connect the junction box's grounding wire to?
If this isn't possible, is it okay for me to go without grounding?

Thanks,
Daniel

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Yes, it is okay to just connect the two wires to positive/negative wires in the junction box. If the fixture doesn't have an earth ground connection, then it doesn't require an earth ground.

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Thanks for the feedback Alan.
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