Ceiling Light Wiring Question

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Old 07-25-18, 07:28 PM
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Ceiling Light Wiring Question

I bought a new ceiling light that has 3 bulb sockets. It has 2 silver wires which are twisted together and there's a single blue/silver wire.
My ceiling has the standard single black and white wires. Would the 2 silver wires attach the black wire?
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Old 07-25-18, 07:46 PM
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You need to be concerned with the insulation color, not the tinned.ends.
 
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There doesn't appear to be any insulation on any of the light's wires. The 2 wires that are twisted together are silver with a clear plastic coating and the single wire is the same with a green (maybe blue) line on it.
 
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Old 07-25-18, 08:05 PM
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If.this.is like a cord on a lamp the side with ridges is the white conductor.
 
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The wiring is copper. Sometimes the wire in the entire cable is plated silver and sometimes just the end. Some cables are half silver plated like the one on the left.
As Jim mentioned.... the ridges in the plastic jacket signify the neutral or white connection.

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There are no ridges on the wires. I thought the two wires that are connected together would be the clue.
Here's a link to the light.
https://www.realsimple.com/shop/van-...9d3ead84f.html
 
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The link is a picture but no view of the wire.

The two wires are twisted together when the fixture is wired. When you get the fixture you separate the wires and connect them accordingly.

In order to help you further we'll need a closeup picture of the wire..... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Anyone have the answer? Thx
 
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Figured it out. Green is ground and the other 2 wires go to the black & white.
 
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Correct, but the white needs to go to the shell of the socket.
 
 

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