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Old 11-29-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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Pendant lamp not working


looking for some help, this forum seemed to provide good solutions

I installed a pendant lamp to the ceiling but it wouldn't turn on
I used a multimeter to make sure the terminal was live, check.
did a continuity test by connecting the white and black wires on the lamp and then touching the multimeter probes to the shell and contact on the socket and it showed a closed circuit.
Put everyhing back together and the deng light still doesn't turn on

Am I missing something?

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:17 AM   #2
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How is it wired?
Explain from the switch to the fixure.

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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The ceiling junction box is wired to a switch/dimmer on the wall, that is all the transparency I have on that. In the junction box is a black and white wire, with a ground wire screwed to the j-box. I tested the wires and it is getting full voltage when I turn the switch on.
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I connected the ground wire from the fixture to j-box, white to white, and black to black.
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Is the bulb blown? Is there by chance a cfl in the fixture and the dimmer doesn't support cfls? If you screw out the bulb, is there power in the socket?
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I was using a CFL, went home and tried a regular bulb and still didn't work.

I checked the power at the socket with the switch on (checked the tab and socket shell) and was getting power to the socket, but no light
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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Is it possible that the tab inside the bottom of the socket that is supposed to touch the bottom of the bulb isn't bent up enough to make contact?
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #8
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Jfrotten, I got it to work thanks for the help
I switched out the dimmer from a known working light to my pendant lamp. The pendant lamp worked. I tried the non-working dimmer to the light I switched the dimmer out from, and it worked as well. So I putt original dimmer back on the pendant lamp, and it worked too. Maybe a loose wire or something at the dimmer .. the contractor did that one =)

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