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
Before beginning, turn the power OFF at the breaker or electrical panel box. Make sure no electricity is in the fixture.
Remove the old light and unscrew the fixture base.
Note the wire connections.
These are a few of the key wires you need to know about.
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!
Screw the new base plate into the electrical box.
Make sure the wires are still accessible.
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!
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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