No idea how to connect vanity lights.


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Old 08-18-16, 03:43 PM
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No idea how to connect vanity lights.

Hey guys!

Kinda lost on how to connect these, ive,never seen this plug before. My small experience doesn't help me here and the lady trusts me to fix it haha.

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These show the light cables, and the cable from the wall. There is no additional switch for the mirror though, I'm guessing its the same one for all bathroom lights?

No idea what goes on where. Missed the birds and the bees conversation.

Thank you so much for your help!

Edit: I am in Berlin, Germany. If it helps at all
 

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Old 08-18-16, 04:35 PM
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Welcome to the forums! From what I see in the wiring it may be that you are in the UK or Australia. If you complete your profile we can get a better grip on where you are located and give better advice. This is primarily a North American forum, so our advice may be limited.
 
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Old 08-18-16, 04:54 PM
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My bad! Ill edit the post now. I am in Berlin.
I hope that you guys will still be able to assist me. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-18-16, 09:57 PM
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I posted your two pictures.

Am I looking at a piece of wood with light sockets installed in it...... is that correct ?
I'm guessing that's what passes for a light fixture.

Here in the States that wouldn't pass a UL inspection for safety.

Can't help you much on the switching aspect as we can't see any of that.

In the second picture is what's called a setscrew terminal or barrier strip. It has three wires on it.
Brown = hot
Blue = neutral
Yellow with green = ground and won't be needed on a wooden fixture.

Your fixture looks to have two white connecting wires. Look at the sockets. One wire should connect to the center pin of all the sockets. That goes to brown. The other wire goes to the metal shell of the bulb.... that goes to blue.
 
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Old 08-19-16, 12:35 PM
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Hey, thank you so much for your response.

This is for a vanity light mirror, and the picture is the wooden frame with the lightbulbs.

Heres a picture for reference
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I could not tell the difference between the two wired lines based on your explenation, I hope this sheds more light(pun unintended)?

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Also,I am not sure on how to connect the wires to the terminal. Im guessing I should expose the copper wire a bit, but how do I set it well into the terminal? Also I tried to put the wires to the terminal just to see if theres any response, but there wasnt.

Again, thanks alot for the help.
 

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Old 08-19-16, 11:53 PM
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Your picture now shows the colors for hookup.

That block where the three wires connect contains screw terminals. You loosen the screw up and slide the wire in and retighten the screw.

Looks like a lot of broken wiring on that fixture that's going to need to be repaired. There needs to be two wires to every socket.
 
 

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