Novice.. but have figured out most of my house lighting issues to date without much help. This one is baffling me though..
I have a lightswitch that turns off/on an outdoor light. I purchased a new outdoor light that has a GCFI outlet and my hope was to plug in a security camera and leave the lightswitch turned on at all times to power both the light and the camera... but it's not working as expected so seeking some help.
The light switch gang has the following wires (see first pic): - Ground Wires - White wires (pretty sure these are neutral as a newer home - they are pigtailed off and not currently used) - Two black wires (I've attached them both to the lightswitch)
The outside gang has three wires (see second pic): - Black (Hot) - White (not sure if this is a neutral or 'load' wire) - Ground
The outside GCFI light has the following wires (see third and fourth pic): - one black, one white and one ground cable going to the bottom of the outlet - one black, one white cable going from the outlet to the light
How do I wire this all up? I initially had it as follows but its not working: - for lightswitch, I just had the two black wires and ground connect to the lightswitch itself (I tried swapping the nut that each black cable was on but didn't seem to fix anything) - for outside light, I connected the ground/black/white cables from the bottom of the gcfi switch to the same colored cables coming from the outside gang.