Light installation wiring help


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Old 02-13-22, 07:22 PM
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Light installation wiring help

Hello, I have a light fixture I am trying to install in my kitchen. Previously there was a ceiling fan there. When I opened the ceiling electrical box, I found 2 black, 2 white, and 2 ground wires. Each was connected to its respective color. My light fixture only has 1 black 1 white and 1 ground wire. Can I just connect the light fixture wires to the respective wires in the electrical box? I would end up with 3 of each color knutted together. The old ceiling fan was connected to a light switch that would activate the ceiling fan light and another light fixture in the room. The actual fan would need to be activated by pulling on a chain. The blue and black ceiling fan wires were connected to the black wires in the electrical box, white to white, green to ground. I don't want to burn my house down... Thanks!

2 wires of each kind

old fan wiring. Fan white went to ceiling 2 ceiling whites. Fan Green went to 2 ceiling grounds. Fan black and blue went to 2 ceiling blacks.

 
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Old 02-13-22, 07:31 PM
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Connect your new light to the black, white and ground splices.

The old ceiling fan was connected to a light switch that would activate the ceiling fan light and another light fixture in the room.
Now when you turn the switch on..... both lights will come on together.
 
 

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