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i have an old 1950s house. it has 2 wire electric in my ceilings. i want to replace a light fixture that was with the house when i bought it. the wires in the ceiling have no ground wire and the new light fixture has a ground wire.

ive read online some say NOT to ground the light fixture to the metal ceiling box and some say its ok to ground to the box.
can you pros in here educate me on whether or not its acceptable to ground to the metal box?
if not whats the best and easiest way to ground a light fixture when i have no ground wire coming out of the ceiling?
 

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I don't know the rules, if you don't hook up the ground the screws that hold it to the box will do that anyway. If the wires are in conduit you may have ground.
 
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