indoor ceiling light issue


Old 11-15-06, 02:10 PM
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indoor ceiling light issue

I am attempting to replace a hallway ceiling light in my house, built in 1971. There is no ground wire in the box. The instructions for the new fixture say it must be attached connecting ground from box to ground on fixture plate.

Am I safe to install this new fixture in this old box without the ground from the box, just using ground from fixture?

And is my wiring likely compatible with needed rating for new fixture?

Thanks for advice.

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Old 11-15-06, 03:38 PM
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Most likely your new fixture has a warning that it is only to be used with 90 degree Celcius rated wire. Only cables made after 1987 will have the higher temperature rated insulation.

You should not use this fixture with your existing wiring if you have this warning. There are workarounds available. Post back if you need ideas.

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