Our kitchen has a pair of fluorescent light fixtures (2 lights each / 4 foot long) in a ceiling mounted wooden box. They are hard wired to a switch.
I purchased a pair of plug-in LED shop lights. I've installed one light (everything works) but have a question about the ground.
The original (hard wired) lights were in a metal case and the ground wire was attached to the case with a metal clip. The new LED lights don't even have a case, but a small plastic housing at each end. The blue is (was) a polarized two prong plug - no ground wire.
Do I need to use the ground wire coming out of the ceiling in any way? It was clipped to the old metal lighting fixture, but the new fixture is plastic.
What I ended up doing was taking the ground from the ceiling and screwing it into the receptacle housing.
- Was that necessary?
- Did I solve the problem or did I just do something that looks like I solved the problem but I need to do something else?
As I stated, the light works but I'm confused about how to manage the ground wire.