red wire in the light fixture, not ceiling box


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Old 11-25-12, 05:48 PM
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red wire in the light fixture, not ceiling box

I'm installing a new ceiling light which has the following: 2 sets of 1 red & 2 black capped off, 2 sets of 3 whites capped off (each with two small and one thicker), a separate thin black and separate thin white, and one separate copper wire. The box in the wall only has 1 white, 1 black, and 1 copper. Can anyone help out?
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Old 11-25-12, 06:26 PM
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2 sets of 1 red & 2 black capped off,
Do you mean connected together?

2 sets of 3 whites capped off (each with two small and one thicker),
I don't understand. Are all the whites connected together? Are the small wires from a fixture. Could you please post pictures of this wiring? Was there a fixture there before? If so the only connections you need to undo are to that light and your new connection is exactly the same.
 
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Old 11-25-12, 07:01 PM
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a separate thin black and separate thin white, and one separate copper wire. The box in the wall only has 1 white, 1 black, and 1 copper.
Interesting fixture


Since the light has a single white, single black and ground - and you have the same in the junction box it should be a direct replacement.
 
 

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