wall sconce wiring


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Old 03-08-04, 07:40 AM
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wall sconce wiring

I just installed a replacement wall sconce from Ikea and am wondering if I did the right thing:

When removing the old sconce I found - black to black, white to white, ground to screw in metal support for old sconce. Which is what I'm used to in my limited electrical experience.

The new sconce had a black wire, a white wire, and a green/white then a separate green/white wire that went from the sconce base to the outer metal "covering".

I wired the black to the black, white to white, then the ground to the green/white wire. I thought about getting rid of the green/white altogether and putting the ground on a screw to the new sconce support (like I'm used to) but opted against it. Any advice/recommendations???
 
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Old 03-08-04, 07:53 AM
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Sounds like it has two parts that are grounded that may ore may not have conductivity without the green/white wire. I believe you did what you should have. If the fixture gives you a specific place or wire to ground to, then you want to use that and not change things.
 
 

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