electrical lighting


Old 01-17-01, 03:51 PM
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My problem is I have a light fixture whose black and white wires are ten gauge. However, the wires coming out of the ceiling are 14 gauge. I realize I am not able to hook these two together, is there any alternative? preferrably without buying a new light fixture? i.e. some type of an adapter, regulator, etc.
Please any help??????????
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Old 01-17-01, 04:25 PM
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Not sure how you came to the conclusion that you are not able to hook these two together. Any old yellow wire nut is just perfect to connect one #10 to one #14.
Old 01-17-01, 06:32 PM
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I wonder why a light fixture supplies 10 ga fixture wire. Is there something special about this light fixture like two cases of light bulbs on that fixture?

Old 01-18-01, 05:25 AM
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I would investigate further--a 10 gauge wire is probably connected to a 30 amp breaker. Does the circuit feed anything else? I would not connect 14 gauge wire to a 10 gauge--30 amp circuit.
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