Hello and happy holidays to all:
I am having a problem installing a light fixture.
The light fixture is worked through a wall switch.
The old fixture that was on there was working fine, but it got tugged
on(it was a hanging light fixture over a pool table. ) and the one of the
wires came loose.
We decided we wanted a different fixture, so the wife picked up one
This is what I have and what is happening(sorry for long post,
but I want to be exact as I can)
From the ceiling electric box, are 1) three white
wires twisted together 2) three black wires twisted together 3) and one
The old light fixture had one black wire and one white
wire. I believe they were connected originally to the black and white
wires in the ceiling box.
The fixture turned off and on with a wall swath.
We connected the new fixture, which has a black wire, white wire and
We connected white with white, black with black, and the green
wire we initially left unconnected. The light turned on , when we turned the
circuit breaker on, but would not turn on and off, from the light switch.
We weren't sure what to do, so we thought to try and put
back the original fixture(which only had one black and one white wire) we
connected black to black and white to white.
We were puzzled at the same result. Fixture would work, when
circuit breaker turned on, but not turn on and off from wall switch.
We have nothing now.
Can you help me, and give me some suggestions to install new fixture
which has the black, white and green, and what to connect to ceiling box
which has black, white, and red.
Thanks so much,and much regards