We’ve all been there. When that light fixture in the living room starts to flicker, we throw up our hands and say, “I can’t be bothered. I’ll call an electrician!” But installing a ceiling light is pretty easy, and if you follow these five easy steps, it becomes even easier.
Installing your own light fixture might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll break down the process into easy steps.
See below for instructions to install a hanging light.
Thing you need
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Flat head screwdriver
Step stool or ladder
Step 1: Turn Off Power
First of all, just turn off the power of the room from the electrical circuit panel. If you don’t know which one is the right switch, then just turn off the whole Power and start by checking one by one.
Step 2: Remove the Old Fixture
If you’re replacing an old fixture, remove the cover, shade, or mounting plate, then detach all the current wire connections. Remove the bulbs after that, and remove the base/trim from the old fixture. You’ll have your hands full here, so have your friend nearby to help hand you things while you’re working!
You want to replace the old light fixture, then remove the shade, cover and after that, separate the existing wire connectors.
Now remove the bulb carefully also, remove the base/trim of the old fixture and ask your friend or nearby person to help you while working.
Step 3: Secure Screws
Check that the screws of your electrical box and mounting bracket are secure before you go ahead with attaching the fixture. If it doesn’t feel secure, use your screwdriver to tighten whichever is loose.
Step 4: Connect Wires
Follow your product manufacturer’s instructions to attach the wires correctly to your new fixture.
Generally, it is true that wires of the same color will connect to each other. For example, a black wire will usually connect to another black wire, and a white wire usually connects to another white wire.
the grounding wire which comes in green color connected to the grounding screw on the grounding bar.
remove the inch of coating of the new light fixture using a wire stripper. now all you have to do is to wrap the small part of the fixture wire to its corresponding wire. Now connect the wire connectors and attach the grounding wire. For safety, wrap the wire caps in tape
Step 5: Secure the Base
now use your tools included with the light fixtures that attach to the base in the electrical box. Simply put all the wires into the lightbox.
Step 6: Install Bulbs
Choose the correct light bulb wattage to replace your current lamp. Led bulbs would be a better choice due to increased efficiency and lower operating costs.
Step 7: Attach Trim and Cover
After placing the fixture on the ceiling, adjust the chain length accordingly and secure it with a cover. Install the trim and cover. Remember to measure up from the wall to achieve uniform spacing between fixtures in a series of lights.
Step 8: Turn on Power
Start by turning on the power at the circuit board and then turning on a light switch.
You can’t fix anything if you don’t know what’s wrong. The same is true for electrical circuits. So before you call an electrician to fix your circuit, there are a few things you can try yourself.
How to Install Recessed Lighting
Step 1: Understand Your Setup
Overhead lights will overheat if there is no insulation in the ceiling. You should verify its presence or replace the existing lights with insulation-compatible ones.
If you are installing lights that are up to two floors, you need at least 8″ of vertical space from the ceiling. To know this, drill a small hole and poke a wire through.
Make sure you know how shallow the new hole should be. Use a stud finder and make sure there are no joists nearby before you drill because this might cause problems.
Step 2: Turn off Power
turn the light off from the main switch as well as the from the electrical circuit box as well
Step 3: Prepare Location
For best results, it is important to know where the lights will be placed on your ceiling. Mounting templates are included with this document to help you find the best placement for your fixtures.
Step 4: Make Openings
Use the hole saw to make the right size holes for the lights.
Step 5: Disconnect Old Fixture
If a fixture is already installed, it may be necessary to disconnect its power supply.
Step 6: Set Up Connections
Pull the cable from the source, and thread it through the opening. Leave 18” of wire hanging. This will allow enough slack to wire the rest of the fixtures.
Step 7: Connect Fixtures
In the case of most fixtures, untwist the light bulb to free the cable and lay it inside of the junction box. Connect the black, white, and green ground wires together. Twist the wire cap over the wires and tighten it. Wait until it’s cool before recapping. To complete your wiring project, you can use wire caps. Simply place a cap over each wire and tightly wrap the tape around it for an excellent connection that won’t slip out. Now fold the wires up and replace the cover, after which you’re all done!
Step 8: Mount the Light
Sometimes you need to install the lighting by anchoring the light assembly to the ceiling. This product has four clips that can help you do this simply
Pull the light clips in from the edge so that they don’t extend outside the housing. Put the light housing over the edge of your hole, then push it upwards until it sits flush with your ceiling. With your fingers, make sure each clip is pushed up and outwards until it clicks into place.
Step 9: Attach the Trim
Recessed lighting trims are normally mounted with coil springs and rod springs.
If you’ve got coil springs in the light, grab each one and slot them into their assigned hole in the housing. Carefully pull on the springs until they’re all out, then carefully guide each trim into position.
The light with the spring rod just pushes and places both the end of the spring into their original position, push the trip up into position till its existing position.
Step 10: Screw in Lightbulbs
Please install the bulbs we’ve sent according to the recommended wattage.
Step 11: Turn Power On
Even though everything might seem to be working, it’s best to double-check by flipping the light switch on at the circuit board and turning the power on.