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04:01AM | 11/01/09
Member Since: 10/17/09
3 lifetime posts
I have three wires from the lightbox: one black (hot), one blue (neutral?) and one yellow&green (ground). (I live in the Czech Republic right now and that's the wiring the place comes with...)

The light fixure I bought, however, needs two black wires, one blue and one yellow&green. (The light fixture has three bulbs in a row - the two at the ends need the one black wire, the one in the middle needs the second black wire.)

Can I just attach two wires from the one black one, cap it, thus creating two black wires which I can then attach to the fixture, or how do I solve this?

Thanks to anyone that can help!!


07:50PM | 11/08/09
Member Since: 01/09/07
199 lifetime posts
This is what I understand about that, though I have never worked on Czech wiring.

I think you have the incoming color code right: black (or brown) is the hot wire, blue is the neutral, and the green/yellow is the ground.

I believe that fixture is set up similar to some USA ones -- designed so you can have 2 switches to turn each set of bulbs on separately, or all of them at once if you want more light.

So if you are wiring it to use only 1 switch for it, you would indeed wire the incoming black wire to both of the black wires from the fixture. And then the blue to blue and green/yellow to green/yellow.

Try that, and see if it works the way you want.


02:50PM | 10/25/15
My Czech chandelier has one blue wire, one brown wire, one black wire and one green wire. I know green is the ground, black is hot, blue is neutral. Should I connect the brown wire to my US white wire or US black wire? Thank you


11:10AM | 08/27/19
If I am buying some chandeliers in the US and taking them to Czech Republic to install on the ceiling, what do I need to take into consideration? It is 110 wattage in the US, right? Is it something different in czech? Will I need a converter/adapter that an electrician will need to install? -zia

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