Replaced fluorescent light ...


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Old 11-28-17, 04:40 PM
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Replaced fluorescent light ...

I replaced a fluorescent light that had a built-in power receptacle (that didn't work) with a recessed light. I did such a great job that the new light refuses to shut off at the switch. I wired the new fixture exactly as the old fixture but I'm wondering: Could the problem be that the old fixture was wired so that the receptacle would work even when the light was turned off? All help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 11-28-17, 04:48 PM
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It looks like you bypassed the switch by connecting the wires that you have marked "confused", to the hot lead.
 
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Old 11-28-17, 05:01 PM
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Yes, by process of elimination, I did. It was the only open lead left on the new fixture. How do I fix it?
 
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Old 11-28-17, 05:50 PM
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This is the correct wiring. You use switched hot and neutral.

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You are a life saver! Thank you, so very much. I'll try this in the morning and let you know how it goes.

Many thanks, again!
 
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Old 11-28-17, 08:18 PM
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You connected to the constant hot in the box, not the switched hot.
 
 

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