Need help with wiring lights in my closet

Old 02-04-17, 07:11 AM
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Lightbulb Need help with wiring lights in my closet

I am new to this site and a rookie when it comes to remodeling and even more so electrical work. So i just finished my basement and put can lights in the ceiling. I have 2 different breakers for the basemen, 1 for the outlets, and one for the switches. I can not get the light in the closet to work.

My switch to control the lights in the closet has a "jumper" that is tied into an outlet. The wire that is "jumped" has red, black and white. And the wire to my lights also have a red, black and white. I feel like i have tried every combination on the switch to get it work. Have yet to find the right way...

I hope i explained this well enough to be able to get some help!!

Thanks in advanced!
Old 02-04-17, 07:28 AM
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Show us a picture of the wiring at the outlet where the "jumper" comes from, and at the light fixture and we can help.

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