Vintage Ceiling Light Installation


Old 07-25-06, 02:11 PM
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Vintage Ceiling Light Installation

I recently enlarged my kitchen window, and had to have drywallers come in and -make a long story short- put in a raised ceiling and outlet box where there used to be a recessed light can. Because there's now no ceiling space, I purchased a vintage light fixture to go in it's place.

Here's my question ~ not a clue how to wire these together ~ in the ceiling, I've got 3 black wires that are together, 3 white, and 1 ground wire.

BUT, my vintage fixture has 3 black, 2 beige. That's it.

As a total dummy who can take getting shocked to get this done versus pay an electrician, I'm confused. I've got 2 more wires coming out of the ceiling than are available in my 'new' fixture. I know that the grounding wire won't have a pair in the vintage piece ~ do I just leave this capped and tucked in? What about the others?
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Old 07-25-06, 04:31 PM
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Light fixture

Does the fixture have intallation instructions included?
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No, when I say vintage, I mean: it's like 50-75 years old :-)
Old 07-26-06, 08:17 PM
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Beige is just aged white. How many light bulbs does the light fixture have?

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