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How to install a light fixture

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

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1.5 HOURS | EASY | 7 STEPS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

STEP 1

Disclaimer: This HOW-TO is for informational purposes only, and not intended to be advice.

Some provinces may require a licensed professional to perform such work. Check your local laws.

STEP 2

Turn off the power

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

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STEP 3

Prepare the new fixture

Unpack the new fixture and read the installation instructions.

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STEP 4

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.

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STEP 5

Secure with electrical tape

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

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STEP 6

Attach the fixture

Install the new fixture with the supplied hardware.

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STEP 7

Turn on power and test light

Turn on the circuit breaker and flip on the switch.

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