light wont turn off?


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Old 04-01-17, 03:15 AM
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light wont turn off?

Light switch wont turn off light. On the switch there is a blue wire and yellow wire. I'm assuming that they are both hot. The light fixture has 3 wires, a yellow, blue and white wire. Any ideas about what might be wrong?
 
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Old 04-01-17, 05:24 AM
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On the switch there is a blue wire and yellow wire. I'm assuming that they are both hot.
Likely you connected the light to the hot instead of the switch leg. One wire will be hot all the time (likely blue) and the other will be a switch leg to control the light. (likely yellow)

The light fixture has 3 wires, a yellow, blue and white wire.
Sounds like a light fixture form Ikea. Look at the directions. The yellow wire likely also has a green stripe showing it is a ground wire. The blue wire goes to the switch leg of the ceiling box (yellow from the switch) and the white will connect to the neutrals (white) in the ceiling box.
 
 

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