Light fixture replacement issue

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Old 12-09-18, 12:50 PM
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Light fixture replacement issue

Afternoon, everyone. Having a small problem here. I知 replacing a fixture with the same fixture (Depot cheap-o) and now I知 wondering if I have a larger problem than just a bum fixture.

When i hook everything up again, without even flipping the switch, the LEDs on the fixture are on very, very faintly. I知 fairly certain the wiring is correct and I致e tested the wires with the fixture disconnected.

I cant upload pictures from my iPhone, apparently, so I値l have to get to my laptop and try to give some visuals.

 
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Old 12-09-18, 01:02 PM
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Okay so apparently I can't post pictures from my laptop unless I upload them to a URL first...
 
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Old 12-09-18, 02:01 PM
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Sorry about the picture loading. Follow this...... How-to-insert-pictures

It is not uncommon to have LED fixtures stay on dimly when they aren't powered on. It's usually caused by the power to the light being run in close proximity to an always live wire. It can be a little spooky but is not harmful. Many.... but not all.... LED bulbs and fixtures come with snubber circuits to eliminate that problem.
 
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Also some dimmers, remote control switches, or a switch with a pilot light that do not have neutral connections can pass a small amount of current in the off position. That can be enough to allow an LED to glow when "off".

If you have any of those on the same circuit that may be the cause.

Using one standard incandescent bulb on the same switch as the LED will eliminate the problem.
 
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Old 12-09-18, 02:49 PM
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Ok...thanks to PJ for posting the upload attachment the info...

If I've done this correctly, I've attached a picture for reference:

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/a...1&d=1544395396

Now I've attached the hot and neutral to the corresponding set of wires on the left and the ground to the wire on the right....including the picture of the fixture...

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/a...1&d=1544395396

Now, with the light switch turned off, I'm still getting power to the fixture. Is this a symptom of a bad light switch or am I wiring this wrong?
 
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Old 12-09-18, 03:03 PM
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The "not" wires are the neutrals and connect to the white wire of the fixture.
The lower "hot" wires are a constant hot and just needs a wire nut put on them. (The lone white goes to the switch)
The single black "hot" is the switch leg and connects to the black fixture wire.

The ground of the fixture should only connect to the steel box. It does not connect to any of the wires.
 
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Thank you, Tolyn. Works like a charm now.
 
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