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European electrical equipment, fittings and fixtures have wires coloured as follows:

Brown for Hot (also known as "Line" in Europe)

Blue for Neutral

Green/Yellow stripes for Ground (also known as "Earth")

So it seems to me that your light fixture may have come from Europe.

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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energizedIF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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Q: If your light fixture has a brown and blue and yellow-green wire and you think the yellow-green wire is the ground which of the brown and blue is neutral and power?
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Which is the Hot wire and which is the Neutral wire if the wires you see are a Brown a Blue and a Yellow Green wire?

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How do you install a light fixture that has two brown wires and a ground?

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How to wire a plug with blue brown and Black?

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The National Electrical Code allows this change only if you upgrade the whole circuit. BUT ..If you are using this outlet only when the light is on, connect the black wires together and the white wires together. Ground wires together to the box also. IF THIS IS WITHIN 6 FEET OF A WATER SOURCE, IN A BASEMENT, GARAGE, OR OUTSIDE IT HAS TO BE GFI PROTECTED!!!!


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Which is the Hot wire and which is the Neutral wire if the wires you see are a Brown a Blue and a Yellow Green wire?

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CAN'T. Must have 3-wire w/ground. [First off, I want to admit that the wording of this answer is skewed. However, if you read the answer you will understand why. It is techinically correct in terms of the NEC. -TJNII] The idiot that wired my house did this. To add insult to injury he connected the hot to one circuit and the neutral to another. I was almost electrocuted because of it. Do it right or don't do it at all. Your negligence may kill someone.


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