HOUSE WIRING BLACK AND BROWN
House Wiring, Electrical Wire Colors | Wire Color Code
House Wiring & Electrical Wire Colors. Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Orange, and Yellow = phases; White and Gray = neutral; Black: Black wires are used for power in circuits and they are usually hot (or live). They often run between a switch and an electrical load. Never attempt to use a black wire as a neutral or ground wire.
Brown Wires (US) | This Old House
I've got a house that was built around 1947. Some aspects have not been updated in a very long time. For example, I took down a few ceiling lights last night and lo and behold: brown wires. Black wires, too. But the brown wires threw me. From what I can tell, brown wires are neutral in the UK, whereas in the US neutral is typically white. Now these wires are old--totallyBlack and white wires both hot | This Old HouseJul 21, 2013White, Black and Red wire question | This Old HouseNov 01, 2011See more results