Some people assume that installing a new light fixture is a difficult
task that requires bringing in a certified electrician. The simple fact is that
just about anyone can install a new light fixture with ease, providing the
individual is comfortable with the thought of electrical work. There are some
differences between models, which make each unique, but all allow for simple
installation. The first step is always to disconnect the power via the fuse box
and to test that the power is actually off.
Flush Mount Lights
All flush mount style lighting fixtures are similar in the way they’re
installed. The light fixture is attached to a bracket that is already attached
to the ceiling. Simply remove the screws holding it in place and disconnect the
power cables. Reverse the process to install the new fixture, add the bulbs and
turn on the power in the room. Test the light.
Most aspects of recessed lighting are the same as replacing flush mount
fixtures. The only real difference is that the connections are hidden above the
light. In most cases, the wires are long enough to attach the new light fixture
outside of the hole in which the light has been recessed. In other cases,
you’ll need to be ready with a flashlight to see what’s going on inside, and
likely some pliers to reach the wires in question.
If you aren’t comfortable poking metal tools in a dark hole filled with
electrical wires or are unsure of how to turn off the power through your fuse
box, it might be advisable to call an electrician.
For more information, visit www.primalighting.ca