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Old 07-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hello all, we are trying to connect a new light fixture and are not sure how they should be connected.

Here are the light fixture wires:




Here are the wires on the light fixture:




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red from the box to the black in the fixture. White in the box to white in the fixture. Bare copper in the box to the bare and green/yellow wires of the fixture.

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Bare in box to the green/yellow. The bare wire looks like it might be a safety support not ground wire. Bare hooks over the hook on the fixture mount if that is the case.
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Bare in box to the green/yellow. The bare wire looks like it might be a safety support not ground wire. Bare hooks over the hook on the fixture mount if that is the case.
a safety support? what kind of fixtures you putting in joed? I can't think of anything I have ever put in resi that had a safety support but there is that hook on the bracket (which I didn't notice until you posted) up there so I suppose it could be.

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Thanks for the response guys. The hook is for a part on the light fixture that hooks on. The ikea booklet shows that the 2 bare silver wires and the green/yellow should go to a dotted line wire from the ceiling (i assume it means the ground?). So 4 wires together there.

I've tried red to black, white to white, and the bare to green/yellow + 2 bare silver wires. It didn't work.
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Confirm that the new IKEA fixture works by checking for a few ohms resistance with a DVM between the white wire and the black wire with incand. bulbs installed, and for infinite resistance between either colored wire and the lamp housing.

Checking the wires in the ceiling box can get a little more involved.

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Thanks for the response guys. The hook is for a part on the light fixture that hooks on. The ikea booklet shows that the 2 bare silver wires and the green/yellow should go to a dotted line wire from the ceiling (i assume it means the ground?). So 4 wires together there.

I've tried red to black, white to white, and the bare to green/yellow + 2 bare silver wires. It didn't work.
are there light bulbs in it? (don't laugh. it happens)

turn on the switch? circuit breaker on?

was there an existing fixture? did it work?


do you have some sort of voltage tester? Check from the ground to the hot (red) for power.
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a safety support? what kind of fixtures you putting in joed? I can't think of anything I have ever put in resi that had a safety support but there is that hook on the bracket (which I didn't notice until you posted) up there so I suppose it could be.

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