Light Fixture Installation - Always ON

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Old 07-28-14, 02:04 PM
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Light Fixture Installation - Always ON

Hi all,

I moved in to a new condo and I'm installing two new light fixtures in to spots where no fixtures were installed by the builder...just the hole and junction box with wiring.

The box has the following wires: Red, White, Black, Green/White running to a ground
The light fixture has - White, Black and 2 green/white cables, one from the fiture itself and one from the fixture mount.

I installed the White to White, Black to Black, Both Green/White from fixture to Green/White in box. The red is self terminated and capped on it's own.

I turned the power on and the lights are both ON but I can't turn them off with the switch on the wall. I currently have them powered off now.

Anyone know what may be wrong based on the set up and outcome?

Thanks
 
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Old 07-28-14, 03:28 PM
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pull the switch out of the wall..........

unhook one wire.......

you may turn the breaker off while you do this...after you unhook the wire...turn the breaker back on.

if unhooking the wire turnes the light off...replace the switch.
 
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Old 07-28-14, 03:41 PM
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While you have the switch pulled out, tell us the wiring at the switch, colors, etc.,
 
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Old 07-28-14, 03:46 PM
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At the ceiling..... black is always live and red is switched. Move the black wire from the light to the red wire. Leave the blacks capped.
 
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Old 08-01-14, 10:37 AM
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That did it. Black to red. Both switches and lights are working now.

Thanks all!

Dan
 
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