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Old 09-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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The old light fixture that I am replacing has two wires joined together (green and yellow). The green splits off and connects to a pink wire coming from the ceiling and the yellow wire splits off and connects to white wire from the ceiling. This is an old condo 30+ years. Any sugesstions ? Thanks.

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So, what is your problem with the light?

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So yellow from light to white from ceiling and green from light to pink from ceiling. Not quite sure about this old wiring, wanted to be sure. Thanks.
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I've never seen a light fixture with green or yellow wiring.
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I've never seen a light fixture with green or yellow wiring.
When a electrician is low on materials, he will use any color wire to get the job done. May sound crazy, but I have seen it done with my own two eyes. They are suppose to re identify the wires with tape or paint but I guess in this case, the electrician didn't care or take pride in his work
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pink and white wires coming from the ceiling !
unusual !
White is usually neutral, when used with black.
But pink !
Could be a faded red wire.
These wires must be hot and neutral.
wrong color code means could be outside code !
Green and yellow?
These colors are normally used for earth wires.
But in your case might not be !
Again wrong color code means could be outside code.
You will have to conduct some tests to confirm.
I would think about replacing the wires with correct colors.
Or maybe easier to put some colored sleeving on them.

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