How to install a light fixture

Nothing spoils a dinner tiệc nhỏ like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here"s how to hang lights safely & securely.

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Introduction

Change a drab room inlớn a dazzling one with a new overhead light fixture. Here"s how lớn mount that new fixture correctly & safely using professional installation techniques. Even if you"ve sầu never tackled an electrical project before, you can install a ceiling fixture by following the DIY advice & photos in this story.

Tools Required

4-in-1 screwdriverNeedle-nose pliersNon-contact voltage testerPliersStepladderVoltage testerWire stripper/cutter

Materials Required

10-32 ground screwElectrical boxElectrical tapeLight textureWire nuts

How lớn Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture Project Overview

Installing a new light fixture is a great way khổng lồ instantly change a drab room into a dazzling one. Lighting showrooms & catalogs have a wide variety of fixtures to tempt you. And even though the bag of parts included with some fixtures may look daunting, the electrical connections are simple enough for even a beginner.

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But poor installation techniques can result in a potentially lethal shock or fire. In this article, we’ll help you choose a fixture that will mount safely on your electrical box and then show you the best techniques for testing a ground & connecting the wires. We’ve even included photos of the two most comtháng mounting systems khổng lồ help you make sense of all those little parts.

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The temperature rating of your existing wires will affect which type of fixture you can install. Before you go shopping, read “Remove sầu the old fixture và inspect the wiring,” below.