Installing Chandelier in new condo - Can get it on but not off

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Installing Chandelier in new condo - Can get it on but not off

Hi,

Trying to install a chandelier in a brand new condo. There was no light fixture there previously.

The ceiling has the following wires (picture attached):
- yellow (single)
- copper (single)
- green (double or triple bound together)
- black (triple, bound together)
- white (triple bound together)

The chandelier has the following wires (I forgot to take a picture):
- black (single)
- white (single)
- copper (single)

The light switch has only two wires (see picture):
- black
- yellow

We attached the black and white wires from the chandelier to the matching wires in the ceiling and the copper chandelier wire to the green wires in the ceiling. The chandelier light came on, but would not go off from the light switch.

We tried leaving the yellow wire not attached to anything and also tried attached it to the black wires. That made no difference.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what we might have missed. Really appreciate any advice!

Thanks!
 
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Old 07-13-14, 03:41 PM
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Light white to box whites. Light black to yellow.
 
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thanks for the response. Not sure I understand. Hook up the chandelier white to the white in the ceiling and the chandelier black to the yellow in the ceiling? Does that mean I leave the black wire in the ceiling unattached? Thx.
 
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Old 07-13-14, 05:33 PM
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That's correct ,it looks like the black in the ceiling box are already wire nutted together and feed elsewhere in the circuit.
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Old 07-13-14, 06:28 PM
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Logic is your friend when wiring. You know the white will be your neutral so that connection is obvious. If only one device is controlled by the switch then you no there will only be a single wire connected to the light. Yellow is the only single wire. Looking at the switch further confirms it is yellow.
 
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