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I am installing a couple of 3 lamp 2x4 lights in my workshop.  The light has 2 white wires and a black one and one that is black with a white stripe one of the white wires is longer than the other and the black wire is shorter than the on with the stripe I dont't understand how they connect to the 14-2 wire
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Posted 2017-08-08T13:14:08+0000  by igodditt igodditt
 
Hello igodditt.  Welcome to the Community!

Since we are looking at a manufactured item for US use on AC current, there is a color code convention used for wiring. 

Neutral wires may be white, or sometimes grey.
Ground wires may be green, bare wire or (rarely) green with a yellow stripe.

All other wire colors will indicate a power lead.

Therefore, you will connect all the white wires together as neutrals.
Then connect the blacks and the black with stripe all together to provide power to all the lamps.

Please note that I can say this with confidence only because you are dealing with a manufactured item, as opposed to trying to figure out who connected what color wiring to where inside a home's electrical system. 

Chris.

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Posted 2017-08-18T18:44:45+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
 
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