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Old 06-17-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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simple plastic fixtures?


I got some very simple single bulb fixtures for my garage, and I notice there is no ground, I am guessing this is because they are plastic, and there is nothing to energize?

second does it matter what screw I connect the hot wire to, there is a gold screws and a silver screw. Does it really matter how I connect, or is there a method to the madness?

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Hot goes to gold, netural to silver.

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Old 06-18-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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Why?

Neutral goes to the lamp socket shell that is more likely to be touched accidentally. Hot goes to the center contact inside the socket.

Usually the screws are "sort of" color coded with silver plating for neutral.

For an all plastic bodied fixture, leave the ground wire coming into the box curled up and unconnected, or connect it to the box itself if the box is metal.
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