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The connection diagram is the same, one hot-leg and one neutral. But if you do not have 277 volts as your source voltage, connecting a 277 volt light (usually a ballast) to 120 volt will not work. Conversely, if you hook up a 120 volt light or appliance to 277 volts, it will quickly become toast.

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Q: Are 277V lights wired the same as 120V?
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