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    wiring 1 light with dimmer, for dummies

    I have what I think is a simple install. I have a 150w barn light that I am installing on a vertical pole inside. From the light are 3 wires, b, w, g and I want to control the light with my new dimmer that has 2 b and the ground wire coming out of it. There is no existing switch so I want to power this from an existing outlet. I purchased 3 wire cord for the connection. How do I connect my power to the dimmer?

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    You will need to create a break in the black conductor and connect those (now) 2 wires to the dimmer. If both wires on the dimmer are black it doesn't matter which goes where. If only 1 is black, that is the power-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyc View Post
    You will need to create a break in the black conductor and connect those (now) 2 wires to the dimmer. If both wires on the dimmer are black it doesn't matter which goes where. If only 1 is black, that is the power-in.
    Thanks. So the white and green from the fixture just go direct to my outlet and the black runs through the dimmer?

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