Trying to replace three-way switched grounded light fixture with ungrounded fixture
March 27, 2012 1:16 PM Subscribe
Want to install an ungrounded hanging light fixture in place of an existing grounded flush-mount dome light. Controlled with existing three-way switches.
posted by reeddavid to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
I bought the IKEA HEMMA cord set
. I have an existing dome light controlled by two three-way switches at opposite ends of the hallway. The HEMMA works fine when connected to the existing dome fixture with one of these socket to outlet adapters
Then I cut the HEMMA cord in half, stripped the ends of the wires (one black, one white) and tried to install it in place of the existing fixture. I plugged black into black, white into white, and I just capped the existing green ground wire that had been connected to the dome light fixture.
I turned the power back on, no light. I think there's more going on than I realized with the three-way switch. Must I use a grounded fixture?