I live in a a very new apartment complex and I put up a simple ceiling lamp in the living room (we are allowed to put up a light/fan if we wish). I have done this a number of times at other places, including an apartment within this same complex, but this is the first time I have had any problem. I connected the black with the black, the white and the white, and then the ground to the green screw, and capped the red wire, but the lamp doesn't light up. A simple voltmeter (its a cheap one) detects *****when the light switch is thrown. Shows ***** down through the bulb socket. I attached the wires of the lamp to a plug, and it lit the bulb just fine. What am I doing wrong? Is it possible that I am getting a phantom voltage reading and that there really isn't enough ***** up there? Any help would be greatly appreciated.