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Old 09-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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I am looking to replace the current light fixture in my dining room with a chandelier. Currently, the current fixture has 2 bulbs with a set of wiring per bulb. The chandelier only needs one set of wiring from the ceiling (excuse my lack of terminology as I am fairly new homeowner). Please let me know how to proceed to hook up the lighting. (confused because there are 2 sets of wiring while the chandelier only needs one)
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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You would have a black and a white from each bulb socket. If you only have one socket you connect them to the same wiring as the old fixture.

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So since the chandelier only requires one set of wiring, I don't tie off the second set coming from the ceiling?
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You connect the new fixture to the same wires as the old fixture.
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Thank you. That answers half my questions, the other half if the old fixture has wiring for 2 bulbs coming from the ceiling, the new chandelier only only needs one set of that wiring.
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The ceiling wiring does not change regardless of the number of sockets on the fixture.
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ok cool, thanks, will I need a mounting bracket or does what comes standard with the chandelier enough?
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ok cool, thanks, will I need a mounting bracket or does what comes standard with the chandelier enough?
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Most case the new chandelier useally come with mounting bracket however there one part you may want to pay attetion to is the junction box due some chandelier can get pretty heavy with weight so make sure the junction box is very soild mounted ( a ceiling fan rated box work the best for this purpose ) otherwise follow the instruction on the chandlier to mounted properly.

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you refer to two sets of wires from the ceiling. did the old fixture have two switches? were the two sets of wires spliced together? or were there two sets of loose wires?
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It had one switch. From the ceiling there are 2 sets of wires, 1 set of 2 to each light bulb. So 4 total wires coming out of the ceiling. The chandelier only requires one set of wires, only 2 total wires. That leaves me with another set of wires with no need for. What do I do with them? 2sets of loose wires
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you refer to two sets of wires from the ceiling. Did the old fixture have two switches? Were the two sets of wires spliced together? Or were there two sets of loose wires?

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