3 wire cord to a 2 wire light


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Old 01-18-17, 12:48 PM
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3 wire cord to a 2 wire light

I am trying to connect an overhead fluorescent light to a wall plug instead of hardwiring it into the ceiling so that I can use it for my at-home film studio. I originally went to Home Depot and after showing the employee which light I wanted to use, he suggested a power cord that I bought. Upon opening the light fixture, I see that it has 2 wires while the power cord has 3. Is there a way to use what I have to make the light fixture plug into the wall or do I need to buy a new cord?
 
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Old 01-18-17, 01:08 PM
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The body of the fluorescent fixture has a green screw where the grounding wire will be attached. IF it doesn't you can add one, but the third wire is used, and fluorescents like grounds.
 
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Old 01-19-17, 08:45 AM
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How do you attach a wire to a screw?
 
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Old 01-19-17, 09:02 AM
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How do you attach a wire to a screw?
You form a clockwise shepherd's crook on the wire and place it under the screw head.

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