Ungrounded light fixture

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by gb70, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. gb70

    gb70 New Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    Weed, California
    Hi- newbie here ... need some help

    I have a DIY chandelier fixture with no ground wire (multiple lamp sockets wired together but the sockets do not have ground screws). Wiring is contained withing an aluminum raceway that is suspended from the ceiling. Currently this fixture is wired to a plug-in cordset.
    I'd like to wire this directly into a box in the ceiling (that was installed for a different light fixture) and control with the wall switch/dimmer.

    Wiring coming from the ceiling box has a ground.

    Can I simply leave the ground in the box without worrying about grounding the new DIY fixture? Or should I somehow create a ground on the DIY fixture?... and how would I do this?
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    If the box in the ceiling is metal, the ground wire should be connected to it. If the fixture has exposed metal components, they should also be connected.
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