Wiring a Fixture

Old 11-13-03, 09:18 PM
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Question Wiring a Fixture


I was recently installing a ceiling fixture in my home (40 years old) and came across 3 sets of wires - white, black and red. The fixture I was going to install had black and white wires. However, when using the black and white wires the fixture would not turn off. I wired it to the red (black from fixture) and white to white and everything seems fine.
My question: Was that method correct or is ther a potential problem?


Old 11-13-03, 11:07 PM
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Sounds like you did it right. Red is often the switch leg in many circuits I have seen.
Should be fine

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