Replacing the Builder Grade Dome Light

by Lindsey
4 Materials
30 Minutes
There is no better way to title this post other than just calling it what it is; Replacing the builder grade Dome light, with little or no time, effort or money.
For those of you reading who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me show you the ugly truth.

First things first, in order to start this project you need a drum shade or lantern or similar item you wish to use to replace the old dome.  I know most of you have an old lamp with a drum shade lying around.I’ve even seen people turn metal trash cans upside down to replace the old boob light.

Remove the old builder grade bulb. Most of the time this includes un screwing it from the fixture. Then remove screws.
remove the light bulbs and then check the zip ties and make sure they fit through the screw holes.
In my case, the screw holes were too small for the zip ties to fit through. I decided to cut the zip ties to make them narrower.
next position the lamp shade over the light fixture and make sure the metal frame fits around where the light bulbs will fit.

The metal wiring fits under one of the light sockets, but I’m going to need to cut the other side of the metal frame so when I screw the light bulb in, it wont touch the metal.

After you have tightened the zip ties and tightened everything evenly, step back and enjoy your new light!

Thanks for stopping by friends!
Suggested materials:
  • Drum Shade or lamp shade
  • Zip ties
  • Scissors
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