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How to install a light fixture

1.5 hours | Easy | 6 STEPS

Adding a new light fixture can make a big difference to a room. And it’s easier than you think to do it yourself. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Step

Turn off the power

Start by switching off the circuit breaker that supplies power to the room.

Step

Prepare the new fixture

Unpack the new fixture and read the installation instructions.

Step

Connect the wires

Attach the bare copper ground wire on the fixture to the bare copper ground wire in the outlet box or to the green grounding screw on the suspension bar. Then connect the white wires using a twist-on wire connector. Next, twist the black wires together with a connector.

Step

Secure with electrical tape

Attach a short piece of electrical tape to each set of wires to keep everything secure.

Step

Attach the fixture

Install the new fixture with the supplied hardware.

Step

Turn on power and test light

Turn on the circuit breaker and flip on the switch.