First light fixture - 2 white wires and black/reds are capped.


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Old 10-11-21, 01:04 PM
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First light fixture - 2 white wires and black/reds are capped.



Wiring my first ever fixture. When I took down the old one, the ground wire wasnít attached and also it used two white wires rather than white/black.

I put black electrical tape around the white wire which was attached to the black wires on the old fixture. This light has two switches (bottom and top of stairs).

Do I twist in the light fixtureís ground wire into the exposed wire with the cap in the pic (itís attached to a screw on the electrical box)?

Also, should I be worried about not using the black wire or is this common in some situations? I was going to just go black to the marked hot wire, following the old fixtures wiring.
 
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Old 10-11-21, 01:47 PM
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You have a three way circuit there. Not really wired the best way but is still ok.
You need to connect the new light exactly like the old one was.
Black to white tape black. White to white. Ground to ground.
 
 

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