How to identify ground when all wires are the same
Ok, feel like a big dummy, but i need some help. My wife bought a new pendant light fixture. As i was prepping it to be hung, i measured the amount of slack i needed in the wire and cut it. When i stripped the wire, it became clear that all 3 wires are exactly the same in apearance. They have no markings at all to identify hot neutral and ground. When i realized this (in a panic) i noticed little tags on the tip of the wire that identified them, that's it.
So with that back ground, is there an easy way to identify which are which? I'm installed dozens of fixtures over the years, but i'm no "real" electrician. I'm assuming that i would melt the fixture down, or start a fire if i wire the ground in wrong.
Any help would be really appreciated.