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Ceiling light issue

Posted by Dan23 (My Page) on
Sat, May 5, 12 at 15:01

Have a closet light that turned on and off at wall. Replaced the light with one that has a switch on the light but still wanted to control at wall. However, wall switch does not do anything -- even after replacing the switch. Light can only be controlled by switch on the light. Is there a way to make the wall switch work? Any help appreciated.

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RE: Ceiling light issue

You probably had power directly to the light and a loop to the switch. If that is the case, your've not connected the new light in the same way the old one was.

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