Replace Ceiling fan with Light Fixture

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Old 10-15-14, 07:05 AM
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Replace Ceiling fan with Light Fixture

I am in the midst of replacing a ceiling fan with a light fixture. I want to ensure I have the connections right. The light is currently working with no issues but I have one concern regarding the ground wire.

Below is a summary of the wiring:

1. Light fixture has white, black, and bare copper ground wires
2. Ceiling wires (coming from switch to the box in ceiling) have white, black, red, and copper.
3. The box has a green ground wire screw.


What I did:

1. I attached the fixture to the ceiling box: white to white, black to black, and the bare copper wire to the green screw.

2. I capped off the red wire coming from the ceiling

Basically what I have left is the bare copper wire in the ceiling box itself. Does it need to be attached to anything?
 
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Old 10-15-14, 07:20 AM
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All grounds are connected together and if the box is metal pigtailed to the box. If box is not metal and the fixture hanger has a ground screw connect all grounds together and pigtail to the fixture hanger screw.
 
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Thank you sir.

I was assuming that's what I needed to do, but wanted confirmation before doing so.
 
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