Wiring A Light Switch With A Red Wire - the purpose of a red wire for wiring a light fixture varies but is easily determined in most cases national electrical code the nec reserves certain wire colors for specific purposes when you see a red wire in a light switch box it can mean two things it could be there is or once was a three way switch in play or it could be the red wire is the wire going to the fixture and the black wires are the live wires i had capped the red wire and tied in the remaining wires to their respective colors when i had turned on the power the light had turned on even though the dimmer switch had been turned off when i had turned on the power the light had turned on even though the dimmer switch had been turned off how to wire a ceiling light red wire wiring color codes are standardized in north america black wires always signify the positive or hot leg of the current while white wires signify negative also.

called neutral or return ground wires are either left bare or covered with green insulation when there is an extra hot wire it is red ceiling the red wire in the ceiling fan or light fixture wiring electrical question i am trying to replace a ceiling light fixture the switch it is connected to is a dimmer switch span class news dt 07 11 2008 span nbsp 0183 32 i have a hall light that is controlled with 2 switches i bought 2 double pole switches to replace the old ones my problem is the old switches have 3 contacts the new switches have 4 contacts the instructions with the new switches say nothing about the red wire they talk about the load and the line do i need to use a meter p div class b factrow b twofr div class b vlist2col ul li div status open div li ul ul ul div div div li when wiring a 3 way switch circuit all we want to do is to control the black wire hot wire to turn on and.

off the load from 2 different locations the diagram below will give you a better understanding how this circuit is wired what you have is a 3 ways wiring circuit it s a little more plicated than just one switch and light so i refer you to this post for more info



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