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I have a 14/2 wire connected to lights in basement. I bought

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I have a 14/2 wire connected to lights in basement. I bought a light fixture that has a 18awg wire. What size wire can I connect to the light fixture and then to the 14/2 basement circuit? Total watts light fixture is 50 watt bulbs time 6 of them so 300watts. This is on a 120volt house electric. i have 12/2 now was tyhinking using just so thick wire.thanks david
Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

Now..Is the fixture UL listed? Look for a UL sticker on the fixture, it's usually gold or white or red in color.

Please let me know so that we can continue.

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Steve
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi, yes it is says luminaire issue no m-232,638

Then you are fine. Ir is common for fixtures to have smaller gauge wiring in them. I just wanted to check that it was UL listed as there are a lot of Chinese light fixtures that can be purchased online these days and some of them probably aren't that safe.

Your 14/2 wiring is fine as is 12/2.

I'll be here if you need further help with this issue. Please let me know.

 

Regards

Steve



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok thanks anything else should know.

Make sure the fixture is grounded. That's about it.

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Steve
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