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Could someone help me wire this light fixture? I've attached two pictures for reference. The outlet box contains three wire cables: two 2-wire cables and one 3-wire cable. Only one of the cables is live. There was a fan installed but I decided to remove it for a light. The new light fixture has two black wires and two white wires (+ ground). I'm not an electrician by any means. If someone can help me out, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, slkern

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    What wires are in the switch box that controlled the old fan and light?
    – bib
    Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 14:54
  • Also, your description would indicate that there should be 7 wires from those three cables (excluding grounds), but only five wires are showing in your picture.
    – bib
    Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 14:57
  • Can you get us a close-up view of the insides of the light box? Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 15:08
  • It's been a long time since the fan was taken off but the red was attached to the fan for sure. I didn't take any of the black or white wires apart other than to pull the fan wires out of the wire nuts. And I guess it looks that way in the picture, but there are three black wires and three whites twisted together there.
    – slkern
    Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 15:08
  • Yeah, I'll upload another picture. One sec.
    – slkern
    Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 15:11

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The new fixture will be attached by the following: two black wires from the new fixture will be connected to the red wire from the ceiling box. The two white wires from the new fixture will go to the whites in the box. Grounds will go to the bare wire. P.

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  • Hey Paul, thanks for the reply! I uploaded a new picture with more detail. I found out where the wires come and go. Is your solution still good?
    – slkern
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 13:18
  • Blacks go together, supplying the switch loop and the rest of the circuit.
    – isherwood
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 14:18
  • Still the same.
    – Paul Logan
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 17:56

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