I just moved in to a 16 year old house and replacing a ceiling fan with chandelier. Chandelier has conventional white, black and ground. The fan was connected to red and ground only, which I guess was incorrect. How do I connect the new chandelier. Picture of the outlet attached. enter image description here

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You would need to test to verify, but it looks like the black is a constant hot with the red being the switch leg.

So to connect a chandelier you'd use the red (hot), white (neutral) and ground.

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    Yes, that's what i did. Tested, and black was constant hot and red was the switch. You got it spot on. Thanks.
    – mishap
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 12:05

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