How to replace a kitchen and bathroom lights? And the smoke and fire

Got electrocuted when I tried to change the kitchen lights switch so I change instead the bulb but still not working. And the fire alarm have more wires than the 1 I bought at home hardware.

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  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jun 12, 2018
    sounds like you need a licensed electrician!
  • Mar33482700 Mar33482700 on Jun 12, 2018
    rule of thumb always shut your power off at the main panel before you attempt any electrical repair. Once that's done you can take your fixture down simply by removing cover plate (unscrew enough to turn and pull plate down) disconnect wires and take the new fixture and attach wires in the order of color always green or bare wire (ground) first, white (neutral) second, then the hot wire usually black or red make sure to put caps/electrical tape on all wires to keep them from being exposed. Make sure you have read the amperage/volts so you're not putting something up that is not wire properly for your fixture. (If you have aluminium wiring in your house be sure to pigtail it before you attach new wiring.) The extra wires are for extra use like a switch or fan. Same goes for replacing the wall switch. Unscrew and remove plate remove wiring and replace with new unit green on green, black on black, white on white and so forth. Youtube has great instructional videos and if you follow the simple rules of shutting power off at main panel capping all exposed wires even if you're not using them, you will not get electrocuted or have a wall or ceiling fire. Great site for info: www.doityourself.com/stry/identifying-house-electric-wiring-colors.
    It's really a simple job about ten minutes start to finish. tools you will need: screw driver both phillips and flat head, flashlight, wire cutters and a voltmeter.
    If you are uncomfortable doing this yourself call an electrician.
  • Cathy V. Cathy V. on Jun 12, 2018
    Thanks a lot friends.