How Do You Install Ceiling Light Fixtures?
I had to think a little about ceiling lights. On the one hand, I wanted to install modern LED spotlights, and on the other hand, a homemade set of lamps, a chandelier and a wall lamp, made by hand, hung in the hallway. I liked them, and I didn’t want to part with either the chandelier or the sconce. I ran into some problems, and decided that this would require the consultation of an electrician to do all the work safely and correctly
Replacing a ceiling fixture does not have to be a daunting task. Technically, lighting fixtures have only three wires–two live wires and one ground- to connect, so as long as the power is turned off, this can be a do-it-yourself project. If your room does not have a fixture currently, it is best to have an electrician run new wiring for you to the ceiling. Turn off power to the existing fixture by turning off the breaker at the electrical box for the room you are working in . Remove the globe and unscrew the light bulbs. Use a utility knife to loosen the fixture from paint on the ceiling so as to not cause damage. Unscrew the mounting screws. This will allow you to pull the fixture away from the mounting plate. Unscrew the wire nuts and separate the wires of the fixture and the electrical box. Unscrew the existing mounting plate. Fasten the mounting plate to electrical box. The fixture you purchased will have its own mounting bracket and screws and wire nuts. Clip the ends of the wire