Replacing Ceiling Fan/Light with Ceiling Light


Old 04-08-06, 04:46 PM
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Replacing Ceiling Fan/Light with Ceiling Light

Our house was built in 1960. We removed the ceiling fan/light fixture and of course did not pay attn to previous wiring. We want to replace it with ceiling light. The wires handing down are as follows: 2 blacks bound together, 2 seperate brown wires, 2 seperate black wires. New ceiling light has 1 copper wire, 1 white wire, 1 black wire. The light's two circular bulbs each have their own short cord w/4 small prongs to attach to. We believe we have tried every wire combination possible but still can't get light to come on. Any ideas on the OLD wire colors and which combination we may have missed? VERY FRUSTRATED.
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Old 04-09-06, 04:04 PM
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Did you have one...or did you have two *wall* switches controlling the fan/light that was up there. This is most important to know.

Ceiling fan lights, outside of new construction, generally are a retrofit replacing an existing light, that is being fed by only the black white and copper bare wire. Any of the other switching or wiring is done on or in the fan.

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