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Electricity - Lighting

Not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but here goes.

Does anyone know a competant electrician in the Zug area who can connect my 6 pendant lights? They now all have connector blocks, they just need connecting to the lighting curcuits.

I would normally do this myself as I would consider myself handy enough with a multimeter and after switching the supply of, but each room has different wiring configurations.

Every room has 2 wires (bar 1 that has an earth), but of varying colour combinations, ie orangey/red & yellow, yellow & green (not earth), blue & red, brown & black.

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Re: Electricity - Lighting

Call Max Gehrig (or a new name) in Zug, on the main street between the Kantonal Bank and the Migros fitness. They installed our lights in both our places. Cost was <CHF 200 for around 5 lights it was worth it and they managed to fix a designer kitchen light the previous people left because it was busted.
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Not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but here goes.

Does anyone know a competant electrician in the Zug area who can connect my 6 pendant lights? They now all have connector blocks, they just need connecting to the lighting curcuits.

I would normally do this myself as I would consider myself handy enough with a multimeter and after switching the supply of, but each room has different wiring configurations.

Every room has 2 wires (bar 1 that has an earth), but of varying colour combinations, ie orangey/red & yellow, yellow & green (not earth), blue & red, brown & black.

Thanks.
Sounds like you know what you're doing!

You should be able to work this out pretty quickly with a multimeter what is what, why don't you have a go and save yourself 200chf? They are only going to do what you are.

Turn switch on and off with the hand of an assistant and you should be able to work out what you need to wire.
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Re: Electricity - Lighting

Hmm, maybe I'd rather not end up like this.

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Re: Electricity - Lighting

you need to identify which is the switched phase, unfortunately alsorts of wiring colours have been used here at different ages.

Sometimes lighting also ends up in outlets for switching. Also if it is a house you may be over 2 or 3 phases, thus more colouring used.

I have some toys here with me just over the hurtzel if you need a hand identifying the pesky colour codes, I just had to do this for someone over the weekend where, there was green, yellow, red, black and brown... pain in the rear...
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