Installing new ceiling light


Old 01-20-01, 08:13 AM
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I'm attempting to install a new ceiling light and have a very novice question. The fixture we purchase does not have the basic wire coloring (black,white, etc). There are instead 2 black wires - how do I tell which to connect to the hot wire in the ceiling and which to the nuetral?
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Old 01-20-01, 09:18 AM
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Sometimes you will find one wire copper colored and another silver colored. The silver would go to the white grounded conductor [aka neutral]

Sometimes there is a ribb running the length of one of the wires. This would be the wire connecting to the white grounded [aka neutral]
Old 01-20-01, 09:49 AM
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Thanks - both wires were copper colored but there was a ridge running on the edge of one of the wires..again thanks for the help
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