How to Replace a Light Fixture
Bring warmth to your home with a new set of lights
Replacing an old dusty light can seem like a daunting task if you've never tried it, but it's actually quite simple. Changing out a light fixture is a simple and effective way of bringing a whole new feeling to any room. To learn how to do this DIY project, you can follow our video guide or our written guide below:
All you'll need for this task is a Wrench or Needle-Nose Pliers
1. Switch off Power Source
This is a VERY IMPORTANT step to ensure your safety while changing the fixture. You should use your fuse box to switch off power to the fixture before doing anything.
2. Unscrew and remove the old light fixture.
3. Remove the twist-on wire connectors
These are also called "Marrets"
4. Install mounting bracket (if your model has one)
Not all models will have a mounting bracket. If yours does it will likely be as simple as attaching a couple of screws to the bracket.
5. Reconnect the wiring to your new light fixture.
To do this first connect the copper wires to one another, then connect the black wire on the new fixture to the wire series which has black in it. Finally connect new fixtures the white wire to the wire series that does not have black in it.
6. Twist the wires together and re-attach the caps (marrets)
7. Attach the new fixture and secure in place with the mounting screws
That's it! Now just flip your power back on and give it a test. If everything goes according to plan, it will turn on and your room will have a nice new look to it. If you need any parts for your repair job, be sure to visit Fix.com.