LED light wiring question

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Old 06-09-18, 06:30 AM
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LED light wiring question

Hi there -

Iím new here and have searched for answers for an embarrassingly long amount of time. My house has really old wiring and Iím switching out some lights in the basement, only to find the old ballast setup and wiring doesnít match my new one. Common, Iím sure, but how do I know what lines up with what?

From the ceiling, I have black and yellow wires (and then some).

From the light, I have black, white, and yellow/green. I assume I can combine some but donít know which.

Thanks in advance!
Dave
 
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Old 06-09-18, 06:36 AM
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I assume I can combine some but don’t know which.
No, you can not combine any wires. Doing so can be dangerous!

The "yellow" wire you have coming from the ceiling is likely just a discolored white. Assuming the old fixture you are replacing was connected to the black and "yellow" you will connect the black to black and white to white (yellow)

The green normally would connect to a ground wire. Check in the box and see if you have a green or bare wire in the box. If you do not, check if the box in the ceiling is steel. If it is, connect the ground wire to that using a green ground screw of grounding clip connected to the box.
 
 

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