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Power went out in the neighborhood. When the power came back on, the one light in the living room quit working. Everything else is working. Checked all breakers. Thought it would be a easy fix like replacing a switch but when checking the switch could tell there was power coming and going from it with voltage detector. Took the light down and this is how the wires were made up at the light. A group of black wires were wire nutted by themselves not going to the light at all and pushed to the back of box. Two whites in box were in a wire nut with the black going to the light. Then one individual white in the box was wire nutted with the white going to the light. Took a closer look at the single pole switch and from the same romex a black and white wire connected to it and both wires hot. No meter so have no idea what voltages. Also noticed when fliping the switch on and off both wires continued to be hot. took one wire off the switch and both wires still hot. Plugged the light into a drop cord and it works fine. Anybody have a clue what is going on here?? Im only used to modern wiring hot on one side of the switch and switch leg to the light.