Black Wire Hot, But No Light...

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Old 10-22-11, 06:14 PM
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Black Wire Hot, But No Light...

Hello,

I just bought a home and am trying to figure out all the light switches vs. what they control. I have found a set of two hall lights controlled together between two common switches. However, one of the lights will not operate, even though the black wire is hot when the switch is on. I have tried two new light fixtures and still no power is getting to the bulb.

Before I go buy a multimeter and start tracing things down, any suggestions?



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Old 10-22-11, 06:28 PM
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Before I go buy a multimeter and start tracing things down, any suggestions?
No. If you are trying to troubleshoot with a non-contact tester you need a test light or multimeter. My best guess is an open neutral.
 
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Old 10-23-11, 08:15 AM
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Did you also check the bulb?
 
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