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I'm trying to replace a ceiling light fixture that hasn't worked in a very long time. When I just changed the fluorescent circle bulb, it only ever glowed slightly, it never really lit up.

I took down the old fixture and left all the wires as they were, see photo. It looks like two blacks with a white, two whites, a single black and a ground. The wall switch would be directly up twelve o'clock in the picture. I would rather not try to connect the new light without getting some advice. I was expecting a simple black/black white/white connection.

I appreciate any help getting this light back on again. Thanks.

 

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Do you have a voltage detector? HD has one for under $5.00.
 

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White wire from the fixture connects to the two white wires.
Black wire from the fixture connects to the lone black wire, and put a wire nut on the black and white wire and push it back into the box.
 
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White wire from the fixture connects to the two white wires.
Black wire from the fixture connects to the lone black wire, and put a wire nut on the black and white wire and push it back into the box.
I agree, that was my guess too, but it never hurts to confirm.
 

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Thank you so much. That worked beautifully. Both old and new bulbs work so it was a bad fixture. New one is in!
 
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