Aluminum wiring on light fixtures.

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Old 09-01-18, 09:06 AM
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Aluminum wiring on light fixtures.

I am replacing a couple of light fixtures in my bathroom and noticed that the new light fixtures have aluminum wiring for the hot and neutral wires and copper for the ground.
The lights I am replacing (which I have wired to a dimmer) have copper wiring and the LINE wires are copper as well.

I thought that you couldn't mix aluminum and copper wires ?

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Old 09-01-18, 09:18 AM
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Manufacturers have never used aluminum wiring on light fixtures.
That wiring is tin plated copper. It you cut the wire and look at the wire tips..... you'll see the copper.
 
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Thanks PJ.. the fixture was manufactured in China... soooooo I wanted to err on the side of caution.. what you replied makes sense...

Thanks again.
 
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