wall fixture not working


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Old 08-14-17, 06:43 PM
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wall fixture not working

I am very handy in general, but electricity is definitely my weakest area, so I need some help troubleshooting.

I replaced a vanity light last month and it worked fine until today. Today when I turned on the switch it lit, then went off. There is a second light on the same switch and it stayed lit. I checked the power coming into the fixture and it seems to be fine - about 118v (on a multimeter I had it on VAC 200 and touched the black lead to the black wire in the wall, and the red lead to the white wire. Got the same measure when I touched the red lead to the metal box as well. I think I did that right?) I checked the power to the light sockets and there was no power (black lead to the tab in the middle, red lead to the wall of the socket). So I assumed the fixture was bad and returned the fixture to the store and got a new one.

Installed that one and no light. Double checked that the bulbs are good. Double checked that the wire nuts were on adequately.

What am I missing??
 
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Old 08-14-17, 06:46 PM
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If you have power coming to the fixture and it's good at the fixture but not at the sockets.... it's something to do with the fixture.

Are these standards bulbs...... no power supply or convertor for LED's ?
 
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Old 08-14-17, 06:49 PM
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What are the chances that the brand new fixture is bad? Am I measuring the power correctly?

Standard incandescent bulbs. Nothing fancy at all.
 
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Old 08-14-17, 09:05 PM
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You are measuring correctly.

Chances are slim that another fixture is bad. Check the connections again at the wire nuts.
 
 

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