I recently purchased an outdoor LED hanging lantern and tried to install with poor results. I initially thought the light was defective so I exchanged 2 others, so I dont know what to make of it.
The light is LED with a dusk to dawn sensor. The strange part for me is that the fixture has only two wires; a thin, bare wire and a black double strand (fused together) wire. My box has a single black wire, a white wire and the bare wire. The fixture that was there before worked fine, I just wanted to upgrage. The old fixture had wires identical to the electrical box, but the new one is totally different. The house is about 50 Years old.