Wiring a new light fixture


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Old 04-25-21, 10:18 AM
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Question Wiring a new light fixture

I stupidly forgot to look at the light fixture wiring before I removed the old one. I have 5 wires coming out of the ceiling. There are 2 white wires, 2 black wires, and 1 orange wire.

In the dimmer switch location the orange wire is connected to one of the black wires on the switch and the black wire from the wall is connected to the other black wire on the switch. The two white wires are connected together and not connected to the dimmer switch. I am trying to attach a new light fixture that has only three wires: a load, neutral, and ground.

There is another dimmer switch for that room but I don't remember if it goes to the light fixture that I am replacing or not. The dimmer switches are the kind that you push in to turn on/off and turn to dim. I am also trying to replace the dimmer switch with a new leviton one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Wires coming out of the ceiling

Wiring at the dimmer switch location
 
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Old 04-25-21, 10:35 AM
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Connect the light to the two whites wires and the orange wire.
 
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Old 04-25-21, 10:38 AM
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What are the black wires for? When I change the dimmer switch, should I just wire it like the old one? One wire to the orange wire and one to the black wires in the wall?
 
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Old 04-25-21, 10:53 AM
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Yes..... wire it just like the old one.
Black is always live or LINE.
Orange is switches or LOAD.
 
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Old 04-25-21, 11:33 AM
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Is there a way I can tell if the other dimmer switch in the room also operates the same light other than just testing it after I hookup the new fixture?
 
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Old 04-25-21, 04:23 PM
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It would be pretty rare to have two dimmers in the same room operating the same light(s).
I don't know of any way of finding out which lights it controls without testing it by turning it on.
 
 

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