Connecting up 5 Fluorescent Lights in a Garage


Postby samperuso1 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:08 pm

Hi Guys

Need some help guys, i am trying to hang a fluorescent light in my garage, i have 5 fluorescent lights in total in my garage.
I have 2 black 2 green/yellow, and a single blue wire coming out from the plastic tubing running along the side of the wall, i don't know how to correctly connect them to the light fitting.
The fluorescent light connection has a Live, Neutral, and earth connection as you would expect, i have put a fluorescent light up loads of times, but the lack of no Live wire coming out from the wall tubing, has me stuck. Any help much appretiated guys.,..

Thank you
Brian
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Postby Mr White » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:27 am

Sorry to state the obvious but you need to identify what each cable does.
It is up to the person who installed it as to what colours they chose to use. There is no law that says they must use this colour for this function and that colour for that function, and even if there were, what could you do if they chose to ignore said non existent law?

It is possible to guess, but if the guess is wrong..........

I would suggest you look in the other lights and see how they are connected.
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Postby samperuso1 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:32 am

Stating the obvious to me, is not a bad thing, i need that sometimes.
Strangely enought the chap i bought my house from ,was an electritian,
but he passed away a long time ago. I took anothe lights covering of, and checked the wires, it has black going to black, blue to blue, and yellow earth going to yellow. My new light has a red ,blue, and yellow earth fittings...i dont know what to join the 2 balck coming out from ceiling plastic tubing to, blue and yellow aint a problem as they are already their...thankyou for the reply mate ..
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Postby samperuso1 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:45 am

Thanks for the reply mate, i have got an electrician coming later to fit it, and do another little job for me.

Thanks again
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Postby Mr White » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:48 pm

Sometimes it is best to get an electrician / competent person to do such jobs.
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