Problems installing a new oyster light to really old house wiring.

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Old 08-06-06, 08:49 AM
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Unhappy Problems installing a new oyster light to really old house wiring.

I've bought a new alabasta oyster to replace an old ceiling light fitting. Problem is that the landlord says he can't install it because there are only 2 wires coming out of the ceiling (I'm pretty sure that one is black and the other is white).

The oyster has 3 joiner screws with 2 of the wires going into the back of the globe fitting (one is blue and the other is beige) and 1 wire is screwed onto to the oyster's base plate (green/yellow [ground wire]) which is screwed directly through to the bulb fitting support post.

So... Question: Is it possible to install this oyster? And if so, how?
 
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Old 08-13-06, 01:06 PM
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Yes. You must identify the switched hot and the neutral (black and white respectfully), Then black from light to sw. Hot and white from light to white in box. You may have no way to ground this fixture though (bare).
It is your landloards house also, They mave have other reasons for the answer.
 
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