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Old 11-16-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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I purcahsed the IKEA Kroby pendant light. The light has a black wire, white wire, green/yellow wire, and two silver wires. In the ceiling there are only two wires, a white wire and an orange wire. What do I connect to what? Thanks!

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Did it come with instructions? Unfortunately, I could not find them online.

Are the silver wires insulated or bare? Are you able to identify voltages in your house wires? Does your house wires include a bare copper wire in addition to the white and orange?

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Black & White is your Hot & Neutral. All the IKEA lights I Have had the green as ground.

Do you have a multimeter? If not, $10 at Harbor Freight and it's one of the most frequently used tools I own, use it to test which wire in your ceiling is the hot one.
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Black & White is your Hot & Neutral. All the IKEA lights I Have had the green as ground.
Any idea what the "silver" wires are? Grounds also?
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Any idea what the "silver" wires are? Grounds also?
Not a clue actually ... are you sure they are not just "safety chains" in case the fixture lets go?
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I have no experience with ikea lights, but most fixtures have a braided metal wire.
You can connect that to the box(ground screw if no green wire on fixture) or anywhere really since there is a seperate green.
This allows the fixture to hang while you attach the wires.
The orange wire will likely be your hot, but i'd get a testor to confirm.
The green wire of the fixture won't do much since your wiring isn't grounded.
Attach it to the bare wire(if it were there)
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If OP live in Chicago area then orange conductor is switched hot conductor.

But for two silver wire can you post a photo to make sure we are on right page.

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