CEILING LIGHT DIY


How to connect a flush mount on your own

These instructions will help you get the job done, however, we highly recommend you have a professional electrician install your ceiling light!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Flathead & Phillips screwdriver

New light & accompanying parts

Wrench

Before beginning, turn the power OFF at the breaker or electrical panel box. Make sure no electricity is in the fixture.

STEP 1

Remove the old light and unscrew the fixture base.

STEP 2

Note the wire connections.

These are a few of the key wires you need to know about.

WHITE: Neutral

COLORED (usually black): Hot

Brass (or green): Ground

Unscrew the wire nuts and unwind the wires from one another.
Unscrew the metal strap from the electrical box and remove it.

Tip: Snap a pic of the wire connections for easy reference late!

STEP 3

Screw the new base plate into the electrical box.
Make sure the wires are still accessible.

STEP 4

Match and connect wires. Fully twist the wires together and cap them with a wire nut.
Connect white to white, black to orange, and wrap it around the green grounding screw on the base plate.

Tip: Tip: Grab a friend to hold up your fixture while you connect wires!

STEP 5

Attach the light fixture to the ceiling and screw in the bulbs.
Test the light before putting the cover on the fixture.

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