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Old 04-28-2008, 02:08 PM #1
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light wiring help

i'm setting up my separate flowering cabs, and kind of confused on wiring the lights and just want to double check that i'm doing it right and wont burn the place down or get a nasty shock



is this an example of series or parallel?
i want a parallel circuit dont i?

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Electrician here...That looks kosher to me, for CFL fixtures. Even though they probaly aren't metal fixtures or anything I'd make a joint in my grounds (the bare wire) together. Just remember brass screw = hot wire, silver screw = neutral. Let me know if you need anything else.

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And yes that is parallel, and yes that's what we want.

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Yeah mate, that's parallel indeed. (I always feel safer when more than one person says it, haha)

Good luck and as always, be careful.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:33 PM #5
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sweet, thanks for the help guys

hooked up the lights earlier...damn they are bright haha
6x 23w in a 19" tall, 15" deep, 15" wide flowering cab. need to set up the other one that is identical now, woo woo
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:05 PM #6
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Hi is this the correct way to wire cfl's on one continous cable.(using this short peice of wire as a trail)I would strip insulation from circled wires, twist and inset into fixture and continue with next fixture until i attach a plug? I know nothing about wiring so grateful if anyone can tell if this is correct and safe?

Is this ok or should it be looped, using one wire into the fixture then take another wire into the next fixture, so I would have 2 wires in the second fixture, can someone please clarify?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:29 PM #7
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So... I think you're asking if you should strip some wire in the middle, bend it over, and stick that in the terminal, or cut the wires between each fitting?? If so, you want to cut them.

Or in other words, you'd have:

Light fitting > 3 brown, blue, & green wires > Light fitting > 3 new brown, blue, & green wires > Light fitting, etc.

The green/yellow wire is your earth and usually the terminal for that will be made of a different metal or stand out in some other way, if it's not simply marked. Hope it helps. Oh btw it will work either way you suggest, of course, - just that cutting is the standard way.
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Thanks for the reply ScrubNinja. I do understand earth, live and neutral just wasn't sure if I should "strip some wire in the middle, bend it over, and stick that in the terminal, or cut the wires between each fitting." It would probably be easier to cut them as it would make it easier and neater. Thanks
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Hehe cool, I just had to rephrase it because it was 1am, blazed as usual Hope it works well.
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