problem with just installed ceiling light


Old 04-13-08, 11:11 AM
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problem with just installed ceiling light

I just installed a new lighting fixture in my living room and when I turned the electricity back on, the lighting fixture will not turn off. It is connected to a regular on-off toggle switch that worked perfectly well with the old fixture. I think I connected the wires correctly for the new fixture--white to white, and the fixture black wires I connected to the red wire and left the black bundle in the ceiling capped. Any idea why the fixture won't turn off now?
Old 04-13-08, 11:16 AM
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You have a constant wire where a switched wire should be.

Recheck your connections.

Using a 2 wire electric tester, find the wire that is live only with the switch turned on.......This must go to fixture "BLACK".

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