How to cap off live wires?
We had a hard-wired motion-sensor floodlight outdoors attached to the house that stopped working so we had to remove it in order to return it to the store for exchange or to choose a different model. The wiring is not on a light switch or anything, it's just on all the time. After removing the light fixture we are left with just live electrical wires. What should we do to make those wires safe for a few days until we buy and install the new motion sensor light?
I tried to put plastic caps on the 3 wires (black, white and copper) but I'm afraid they are not on tight and could fall off. I also bent the wires up so hopefully the little caps will stay on....Obviously I am a novice so please reply in layman's terms. Thanks!