I have a three switch wall plate, left is overhead light, middle is the bathroom fan, and third is the vanity light on the wall. I removed the vanity light, and I find 4 wires, two white, and two black. The short white is hot, and the short black one is hot. My new light has a white and a black wire, plus a neutral. How do I connect them?

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    How was the old light connected?
    – DoxyLover
    Sep 16 at 21:54
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    You connect them the same way the old vanity light was connected. Don't get creative or experimental...
    – brhans
    Sep 16 at 22:01
  • What colour is the wire you are calling neutral? White is usually neutral(most cases), black is hot, and green or bare copper/Al is ground.
    – crip659
    Sep 17 at 0:36
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    Can you post photos of the insides of the boxes involved please? Sep 17 at 4:06

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