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Old 10-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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I am replacing a light in my hallway that is about driving me nuts. Normally you attach black to black, white to white, etc. but when you do this the light does not shut off. Installed new light switch thinging that was it but still the same! Any suggestions?

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Did the old fixture work correctly? Did you connect to the same wires as the old fixture?

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yes the old fixtures worked fine. i am updating them. i would have attached as previous one but new light has two black and two white, only wires attached in old one was the black wires. the white were shoved up in ceiling.
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yes the old fixtures worked fine. i am updating them. i would have attached as previous one but new light has two black and two white, only wires attached in old one was the black wires. the white were shoved up in ceiling.
Sounds like they switched the neutral
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if that is the case (they switched the neutral) what do i do
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Sounds like they switched the neutral
Unless the house is VERY old I seriously doubt it.



mommadot, please post a picture of the ceiling box.
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yes the old fixtures worked fine. i am updating them. i would have attached as previous one but new light has two black and two white, only wires attached in old one was the black wires. the white were shoved up in ceiling.
What did u connect?
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yes the old fixtures worked fine. i am updating them. i would have attached as previous one but new light has two black and two white, only wires attached in old one was the black wires. the white were shoved up in ceiling.
There is some missing info here. Is there a ceiling box that the wires were tucked into?
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If the switch loop emanates from the light fixture then you have
used the wrong wires !

How many wires are there total !
And what color?
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Ok. I need more info. First of all is there a ceiling box?
How many wires are in the box? How are they connected?
Did u check for power?

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