Electrical Wiring in the Home/ceiling light fixture always on


Fong wrote at 2010-05-14 02:31:36
I had the exact same problem when I replaced a ceiling fan/light to a standard light fixture. I had it off for a week because I painted my ceiling. Without thinking, I didn't label the wires.

The wires from my ceiling were the following:


-black with a dab of white paint at the base (didn't look intentional)

I finally came up with the solution after a few combinations. I connected the black wire from the ceiling to the black wire from the fixture; the black wire with the white dab of paint with the white wire, and the ground from the fixture to the green screw my fixture came with. After switching my breaker ON and tested the lightswitch, it worked for me.

Carlos wrote at 2012-09-30 22:00:59
Great advice.

I had the exact same issue so I went to internet looking for a solution.  I followed Bob's advice and was able to fix the problem. Thanks very much  

drowiztion wrote at 2013-01-16 23:37:13
Wow it worked yea :)very simple. All the black from the ceiling go together only, none from the light. All the white from the ceiling AND all the white from light go together. The black FROM the light go to the red from the ceiling only. And the bare ground wire from the light goes to the bare groung wire from the ceiling. And there you go , bobs your uncle :) GOD BLESS  

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Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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