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:

Part List:

All you'll need for this task is a Wrench or Needle-Nose Pliers

Steps:

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.

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Fuse Box

2. Unscrew and remove the old light fixture.

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Remove Fixture

3. Remove the twist-on wire connectors

These are also called "Marrets"

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Remove 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.

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Attach Mounting 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.

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Connect Wiring

6. Twist the wires together and re-attach the caps (marrets)

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Attach Marrets

7. Attach the new fixture and secure in place with the mounting screws

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Attach Fixture

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.

How to Replace a Light Fixture: Finished Fixture