How do you ground a metal light fixture?

If it’s metal, you’ll need to ensure it’s grounded at the site of the light fixture by attaching the grounding wire to the box itself. If it’s plastic, grounding isn’t necessary, but you can install a grounding screw and wrap the grounding wire around the screw.

Does a pendant light need a ground wire?

Wire Cord Pendants Must have a ground if the pendant has any metal parts which can become energized from a damaged wire.

Where do you put the ground wire on a light fixture?

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Why are there 2 ground wires in light fixture?

In your case, the green wire is the ground for the lower part of the fixture. The bare wire is the ground for the metal canopy. The green screw is the ground for the fixture bracket. The bare wire buried under the bracket is the ground from the circuit cable.

What if there is no ground on light fixture?

A plastic box with no ground

You’re just as well off leaving the wire unconnected as you are trying to ground to plastic. You can wrap the wire around one of the screws that holds the fixture on, but the only purpose it serves is to help hold the fixture up while you wire the black hot and white common wires.

Can you put 2 ground wires together?

No you can’t.

What happens if you don’t connect the ground wire?

The appliance will operate normally without the ground wire because it is not a part of the conducting path which supplies electricity to the appliance. In fact, if the ground wire is broken or removed, you will normally not be able to tell the difference.

Are metal lamps grounded?

Most lamps are not grounded. If the insulation goes up to the terminals, the terminals are properly insulated, and there are grommets/strain reliefs that will keep the wire from rubbing on an edge and wearing through the insulation, it should be fine.

What do you do with multiple ground wires?

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What do you do when there are two ground wires?

Hook the curl around the green ground screw with the open side of the curl on the right. Tighten the ground screw securely with your straight screwdriver. Push the ground wires and wire nut into the back of the electrical box. Push the wires and outlet into the box and install the two screws that hold the outlet in.

Should metal light fittings be earthed?

Any light, lamp, bulb holder or fitting with a conductive or metal exterior surface must always be earthed to ensure against risk of electrocution or serious injury.

Can a ground wire touch metal?

No problem with a bare ground wire touching any metal case/box if the metal cases are grounded. It is cheaper to make the wire.