Need help with wiring new kitchen ceiling fixture

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Old 10-03-12, 11:13 AM
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Need help with wiring new kitchen ceiling fixture

I bought a Home Depot flourescent kitchen ceiling fixture but need to be sure how to wire it.....The new fixture itself has black, white, and bare copper wires......the ceiling has only red and gray (white?),,,,,,,which goes to which, please?
 
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Old 10-03-12, 11:19 AM
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How was the previous fixture hooked up? Tell us what you see in the switch box on the wall.
 
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Old 10-03-12, 01:26 PM
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The new fixture itself has black, white, and bare copper wires......the ceiling has only red and gray (white?)
If there is no ground wire in the ceiling, but the ceiling box is metal, use an approved ground screw to terminate the bare copper wire from the light fixture to the box. If it's a plastic box, just fold that fixture wire out of the way.

Black to red
White to white
 
 

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