Light fixture with 2 ground wires?


Old 12-26-13, 04:32 PM
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Light fixture with 2 ground wires?


I bought a lamp from ikea and it has a white/black wires and also 2 green wires, one of them is attached directly to the body of the lamp and the other one is a green/yellow one.

The house is very old and has 3 white wires connected together and a separate red wire.

None of the colors match except for the white one so I'm not sure where to connect what.

Would really appreciate your help.

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Old 12-26-13, 04:41 PM
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Your fixture black wire goes to the red wire in the box.
Your fixture white wire goes to the white wire(s) in the box.
Your two green wires should connect to a bare wire inside the junction box or if no bare wires are present.... then to that green ground screw on the fixture bar if that's a metal junction box.
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The white wire goes with the other white wires & the red goes to the black. The green is a ground which goes to the box. I would think that the green/yellow is also a ground.
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You should have a bare grounding wire in the junction box. It needs to come out, wrap around the grounding screw on the yoke with enough tail to connect to your two green wires. The white will go to the white bundle and will be capped to them. Your black will attach to the red wire in the ceiling.

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wow thank you so much for the replies everyone, season's greetings!

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