I recently bought a ceiling light from Costco. The Artika - Zane.

The fixture has 2x black (one is thin) 2x white (one is thin) 1x gray (thin) 1x red 1x copper(grounding)

My ceiling only has 1x black 1x white 1x copper

I tried: - Connecting the whites and gray together as well as the blacks with the red. - I have also tried without the red and gray connected.

I'm no electrician and don't have any friends with any electrical background.

Please help!

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    What do the instructions say to do? – ThreePhaseEel Aug 14 '18 at 2:37
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    Is that red really red, or could it be leaning towards purple? If it were purple then gray/purple is the standard for a low-voltage (0-10V) dimming input (and connecting them to hot/neutral may have killed the device. – brhans Aug 14 '18 at 3:26
  • The instructions do not mention or even show the other wire but the 1 black, 1 white and copper. – Vincent Sol Aug 14 '18 at 12:15
  • The red wire is definitely red. – Vincent Sol Aug 14 '18 at 12:15
  • Pictures of the fixture would be very helpful – The Evil Greebo Aug 14 '18 at 12:35

I'm having trouble finding an exact match on the Artika site, and the Costco site (as usual) does not list all the products found in stores. The products that I checked manuals on the Artika site have no mention of the other wires.

My hunch is that the thick black, thick white and copper ground wires should be attached to the matching ceiling wires, and that the other wires are for daisy-chaining to additional matching fixtures. Unfortunately, without a manual it is hard to tell for sure. I would try connecting just those 3 wires and cap (wire-nut) the thin wires for safety (each one separately) and see if that works.

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