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We have an entry way that is 8’ x 17’ with an 8’ ceiling and TWO very small LED flush mount light fixtures that are about 10’ apart and both use the same on/off light switch (no dimmer). One light fixture is nearest our front exterior door and the other light fixture is at the other end of the entry way.
We are going to replace the light that is nearest our front exterior door with a new flush mount light fixture and we’ll replace the other light at the other end of the entry way with a can-less recessed light (Halo model# RL4069S1EWHDMR).
Our question relates to replacing the light that is nearest our front exterior door. We bought a new ceiling flush mount light fixture that has the usual wires feeding from the fixture (1 black, 1 white, and 1 ground). When we removed the old small LED fixture we found that coming from the ceiling box are 2 black wires, and 2 white wires, a 1 ground wire. The 2 black wires are twisted around each other virtually making them “one” black and the exposed ends are both connected to the LED Fixture's Black wire with a wire nut. The same is true for the 2 white wires coming out of the ceiling box (twisted around each other, connected the LED Fixture's White wire). The Ground from the box was connected to ground LED Fixture's Ground.
We have removed the fixtures and we have left the wires "as is" meaning the 2 blacks are still twisted together and so are the two whites. Do we leave them this way and connect the black from the new fixture to the 2 blacks that are twisted together, and connect the white from the new fixture to the 2 whites that are twisted together, ground to ground??? FYI the fixture at the other end of our entry way the wires from its ceiling box are 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground.
 

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Do we leave them this way and connect the black from the new fixture to the 2 blacks that are twisted together, and connect the white from the new fixture to the 2 whites that are twisted together, ground to ground???
Yes leaves as is.
 
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