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craig o 01-13-2013 09:02 AM

Light box
 
My father in law took down a track light fixture so I didn't see how it was wired. I have a ceiling mounted light box with 2 wires coming into it. One is a 3 wire. The other is a two wire. It seems one of the wires is "switched"(the power to it goes off/on with the switch), and the other wire has constant power

craig o 01-13-2013 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by craig o
My father in law took down a track light fixture so I didn't see how it was wired. I have a ceiling mounted light box with 2 wires coming into it. One is a 3 wire. The other is a two wire. It seems one of the wires is "switched"(the power to it goes off/on with the switch), and the other wire has constant power

Now wondering how to hook up a regular 2 wire light fixture

joecaption 01-13-2013 09:19 AM

Are you counting the ground as the third wire?
What color are the wires?
Pull out the switch a tell us how may wires are attached to it. (do not count the bare ground.
Kill the breaker first!

fltdek 01-13-2013 09:22 AM

Can you post a picture of the ceiling box with wires, as well as a picture of switch, pulled out away from its box so we may see the wire configuration? Thanks.

rjniles 01-13-2013 10:08 AM

If the swiched wire is red, do this:

Connect the 2 wites together, connect the 2 blacks together. Connect the white fixture wire to the 2 whites, connect the black fixture wire to the red.

If your colors are different, post what you have.

hammerlane 01-13-2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by craig o (Post 1092266)
I have a ceiling mounted light box with 2 wires coming into it. One is a 3 wire. The other is a two wire.

You have a 2 wire that is a 3-wire and a 2-wire?

What???


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