Re: Changing a plug-in cabinet light to wall-mount
If the wires in the box are anything but black, white, and bare, ignore the following.
If you look closely at the cord on the lamp, one of the wires will be ribbed. Be sure to connect this to the white wire in the box. Connect the smooth one to the black wire. Do not connect anything to the bare wire in the box.
Did the light have an ordinary plug or a transformer on the end? If it had a transformer that you cut off, you CAN NOT do this. The transformer is required to change from the 120 volt power in the box to the low voltage required by the light.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.