I bought a light fixture yesterday at Ikea and I was all like YEAH THIS IS GOING TO BE SO EASY. Ha. Can you help me not die?
First. Yes, I turned off all power to the house at the breaker.
The light fixture has three wires coming from it. Live, Neutral, and Ground.
The ceiling has this
First mistake was not looking more closely at how the old fixture was wired up. In my zeal I just kind of tore it out and threw it aside.
So - basically - how do I connect these up?
Based on my Googlin', it seems like the white (or, slightly yellowed) are Neutral, so I would twist these together with the Neutral from my light fixture, aye?
There appears to be no ground - so I guess I just connect the ground wire from the fixture to the grounding pole on the fixture mount.
That leaves the question of the red/black. I think possibly I just cap the blacks together and shove them out of the way, and then connect red to live? Does that seem possibly correct? Or does it depend on how the switch on the other side of the room is wired? Any advice is appreciated!