Wiring Switched Light

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Old 01-01-14, 07:05 PM
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Question Wiring Switched Light

Background: Just purchased house....prior owners did addition and made old kitchen an office. There was a switched light above the original sink location. I want to install pendant light there. Pendant light has 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground.

Ceiling outlet has 1 ground capped off, 1 single white capped off, 1 single black capped off, and 1 black/1 white capped together. Wall switch is still present.

Am I correct to attach pendant black to single outlet black, pendant white to single outlet white, grounds together, and leave the 1 black/1 white capped together?

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Old 01-01-14, 07:18 PM
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Yes.... that current white/black splice remains untouched. That is a switch loop connection.
That connection/loop tells you that you'd find a white and a black wire on the switch.

Now.....instead of leaving that wire colored white.....we'd remark it like red or maybe blue so that it wasn't confused in the future as a white/neutral wire.

Your new light connects to the two single wires and ground.
 
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Thanks. I will wire it up this weekend!
 
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