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Old 09.11.2008, 11:35
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Re: Light Fittings

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Yes, the are tucked away inside some sort of block connector, just not a normal one (i.e. little grey boxes!)
It is for tapping the wires to connect them together. Just screw your light fixture wires inside the little blocks!

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Just checked another room and there are 2 blue and 1 green.

Why can't they all be blue and brown like the first couple we did?
Sometimes if there is step down transformer for low voltage supply the ncolour can be different, but in your case I think they just used the green colour for the light fixture supply and it should be equivalent to the brown.

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We don't have a multimeter, only one of the little screwdriver testers but we are turning the electricity off to the entire house before touching anything as a precaution.
It should be ok to check if it is live or disconnected.

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So, I have light fittings from IKEA with a brown and a blue wire. As the current is alternating if we match the blue with the blue and the green with the brown it should be ok?
Normally blue and brown wires are both for 220Vac L+N live-neutral. It is straighforward and it should be ok for your IKEA fitting.
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