How to Install a Light Fixture

30 Minutes
With a couple of precautions, and in a few easy steps, you can change out your own light fixture.
Turn off the light switch as well as the power source in the control panel. Unscrew the current light fixture, twist off the wire connectors and disconnect the wires.
As you disconnect the wires, pay attention to what color wires were connected to one another. Be sure that about a half an inch of the plastic coating is removed to expose the wire. You can use wire strippers to do this.
In most cases black is live, white is neutral and bare copper or green is grounding. Twist the ceiling wires onto the coordinating fixture wires. Screw on wire connectors. Tuck the wiring into the light box and screw on new fixture
Sharon E. Hines
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