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Steps to Replace a Ceiling Light

Steps to Replace a Ceiling Light


Remodeling a room can give a breath of fresh air to an old house. Do away with your old light fixtures and add something that will compliment the look of the new room. In order to replace your fixtures, follow this quick step guide.

Step 1: Like all electrical jobs, the first step is to always shut off the power. In the ceiling box where the wires are located, wires from other circuits may exist here. So shutting off the circuit for this room may not be enough. To be completely sure, you can either test the wires with a circuit tester or shut down the entire house.

Step 2: Climb up to the light fixture, remove the light bulb cover, and unscrew the light bulbs.

Step 3: You can now begin to unscrew the light fixture from the ceiling. Don't pull on the fixture or let it drop because it will be attached to the wires from the electrical box.

Step 4: There should be three wires that are attached to the fixture. Remove the black wire, white wire, and the green ground wire.

Step 5: Grab your all new light fixture and begin attaching it to the wires from the electrical box. You can now screw the new light fixture into the ceiling onto the mounting strap.

Step 6: Screw in the light bulbs and place the light cover onto the fixture. Head over to the breaker box and turn the power back on. Test the light to make sure that it works before cleaning up.

Replacing a ceiling light fixture is super simple and should only take a few minutes. During this replacement, if any of the wires end up being faulty, contact the expert electricians at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.


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