DIY Indoor Household Light Fixture Home Improvement Tutorials
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
So you are at home with your preferred light fixture upgrades. The first step in this DIY overhead ceiling electrical light fixture Removal is to turn off the power. You'll want to do this first so you don't shock yourself. The next step is to unscrew the glass fixture cover by unthreading the center holding nut that holds the glass cover in place. Be careful as sometimes this could cause the glass to come down on you or drop on the floor depending on who installed it. Then unscrew the lightbulb. At this point you can unthread the center piece if need be, not required though.
The next step is to get your cordless drill and unscrew or loosed the two screws hold this into place. These are attached to the light fixture electrical box itself. Now give the fixture a little twist and it should come loose. If it's been up there a long time, expect some insulation, dust, and debris to come out so try not to get this on your face or into your eyes. Before touching any wire, I recommend doing a second check to make sure there is no current going through the wires. I always take three precautions when doing this kind of work. I shut the power off at the breaker, shut the power off at the switch, then finally use my voltage tester to make sure I don't get shocked. Once you've confirmed no current flowing through the wires you are about to touch, go ahead and untapped and unthread the existing house wire to remove this old fixture.
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As homeowners and handymen we are always faced with having to do upgrades. It's crucial that us DIY technicians know how to handle these kids of tasks. Whether your a Mr. or Ms. Fix it kind of person, if you don't want to pay someone to do these kinds of DIY home electrical jobs than watch my videos on it. This one was a simple light fixture change out. I want to stress a couple of safety items here. First be sure the power is off. Second, be sure the power is off. Third, don't stand on something unsafe such as a slippery chair or bucket to reach up and perform this task. Get a ladder, get a voltage detector, turn off the breaker, turn off the switch, check for current.
Now open your new Project Source light fixture box and lay out all your new parts in an organized fashion. Unscrew the old mounting bracket. There are times when you don't have to do this when you get lucky and the existing mounting bracket will fit your new installation. After unscrewing then pull your wires down a little, inspect them and make sure they are good to go for your new installation. Next step is to reinstall your new mounting bracket into the recess. The same place from which you pulled the old one out. It's helpful to pre thread your screws into the metal mounting bracket as you will be installing this into the overhead. This goes for the little green ground wire screw as well. Using wire nuts, wire your new fixture to the house wiring accordingly. It's sometimes useful to pre-bend your grounding wire in a "U" shape to facilitate it's wrapping around the green ground screw.
Install your mounting screws and slip the new light fixture on them and then tighten. After securing the base part of the light to the ceiling via the mounting screws, go ahead and install the light bulbs. Now the center threaded rod gets installed. Don't worry about which side of the threaded rod goes in first because it bottoms out in the base, meaning, you can only thread it in so far until it stops. Now install the glass portion of your light and thread on the plastic washer, metal, washer and securing nut. Snug it up with a wrench. Not too tight, just snug. Now you can place your decorative cap and decorative end nut on. Now you're all set.
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Project Source Brand Overhead Ceiling Light Fixture Installation-Model# 0423825
Bought these overhead lights from Lowe's as part of a laundry room upgrade. They didn't have one's that you could just plug into an outlet so I had to splice in a plug for them. I was in a huge hurry when I made this as it was obvious due to lack of commentary in the video but thought I'd make one anyway as part of my whole house upgrade history video files. This was really a simple installation but the person who originally installed the initial overhead lights placed an electrical box next to each one to plug it in. I think there are positives and negatives do doing it this way. It does make for easy swap out and an extra plug in, but really who plugs stuff into the overhead besides lights? Either way I did this on somewhat of a budget so I bought the cheapest overhead lights you can buy at Lowe's that fit the space size requirements I needed. They aren't the best but they worked just fine and looked great when I was done.
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I bought these overhead lights from Lowe's as part of a laundry room upgrade. They didn't have one's that you could just plug into an outlet so I had to splice in a plug for them. I was in a huge hurry when I made this as it was obvious due to lack of commentary in the video but thought I'd make one anyway as part of my whole house upgrade history video files. This was really a simple installation but the person who originally installed the initial overhead lights placed an electrical box next to each one to plug it in. I think there are positives and negatives do doing it this way. It does make for easy swap out and an extra plug in, but really who plugs stuff into the overhead besides lights? Either way I did this on somewhat of a budget so I bought the cheapest overhead lights you can buy at Lowe's that fit the space size requirements I needed. They aren't the best but they worked just fine and looked great when I was done.
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Project Source Brand Overhead Electrical Ceiling Light Upgrade-Model# 0344442
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