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Ceiling light install on RN 12/3 Ceiling Fan wire

I have a ceiling box installed by the builder that has  RN 12/3 in it  - RED, BLACK, WHITE and bare ground.

I bought the Home Depot ceiling light 701-704 and it has; BLACK, WHITE and bare ground.

My first step is always to turn off the power.  The bad news is no matter how I try I cannot get the light wired to work with the switch - I have tried WHITE to WHITE, and Black to Black and wirenutted the RED and connected the bare ground together . 

That did not work - so I tried the RED and BLACK to the fixture BLACK and that did not work.... 

 Any ideas on 4 wire to 3 wire connections?

Thanks,

 the Chore guy.

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Posted 2011-01-09T19:45:38+0000  by Chores4her Chores4her
 

Hi Chores4her,

 

I'd recommend that you consult a licensed electrician in your area, since electrical wiring work can be very dangerous and easy to mix up. We have some general guidance regarding electrical projects on the How-To section of our website. Feel free to click on the link below and see if your answer can be found there.

 

http://bit.ly/elecHTC

 

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community.

Tia, Community Moderator

Posted 2011-01-10T17:41:09+0000  by HomeDepotTia
 
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