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How To Install Light Fixture

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

If modern looks is what you're after in your home, then changing your old-fashioned light fixture into a more modern one! This project seems difficult but with a few easy steps you'll see that it can be done in less than 30 minutes! With the proper tools and materials you can knock this down yourself elevate your house to a new level!

STEP 1: Gather your supplies! Stop by your local home improvement store or better yet, go on Amazon and check out the wide variety of light fixtures they offer!

Make sure you know what kind of look you want your room to have to have a better idea what light fixture you want!

STEP 2: Turn off the breaker that is powering that light for some added security measures! The wires connecting to it is most likely low voltage wires but its better to be safe than sorry!

Wear gloves to be extra safe! We here at PanHelic encourage practicing safety with all our projects!

STEP 3: Unmount the already existing light fixture. Be careful! As you unmount the fixture, the only thing that will be holding it up with the wires connected to it so have your wire cutters ready!

Have easy access to your wire cutters when unmounting the old light fixture! Its very scary knowing that your light fixture is hanging by only the wires!

STEP 4: After you've unmounted the fixture, cut the wires! Use your wire cutters and expose the ends of the wires!

You need a certain length of exposed wires in order to splice them with the ones on your light fixture!

STEP 5: Splice the wires together using one of those caps! Wires are almost always color coated so you shouldn't have an issue finding the correct connections.

Even low voltage, be careful when handling them!

STEP 6: You can now mount the new fixture onto the bracket and now you're all done!

Enjoy your new light fixture! It takes very little time for such a big statement piece for a room!


Disclosure: We at PanHelic are not licensed professionals. Everything we say here is purely our ways of doing DIY. If you need to refer to anyone about code, permits, safety guidelines or anything of relation please contact your local professionals for help.

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