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I am installing a light fixture with a black and wire my

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I am installing a light fixture with a black and white wire my outlet has a black white and red wire how do I connect to make the light work
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just started trying to put up the fixture
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steve G. replied 20 days ago.

Hi. I'm Steve and I will be assisting you today. I've been here since 2005.

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Ok, let's see what we can do here.

These three wires are in a ceiling box?

If so, just wire nut the red wire. It will not be used.
The black should be hot so you should turn off the circuit at the breaker.
Then connect black to black and white to white and ground to ground.

Let me know if that doesn't work for you.
Steve