I've recently placed a new light fixture in a room. The metal box from the wall had a black, white, and ground wire, along with a metal plate.
The light fixture came with the same wires and I've connected them all successfully. My only problem is:
The ground wire from the fixture is really long (about 4") and is bare with no covering. Should I cut the ground wire or place wiring tape over them, or is it fine to leave the wires long and exposed in the box? What happens when the bare wire touches the other (black/white) cables?
I'm a new homeowner, so I appreciate any feedback.