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How To Move A Light Fixture To A New Location

I want to move the light fixture that is currently in my dining room to another area. How to Move a Light Fixture.

Relocating a Light Fixture
Electrical Question: I want to move the light fixture that is currently in my dining room to another area.

Right now it is no where near my dining table and I want to move it so it hangs over my table. Is this possible,  it runs off one light switch.

Background: Janine, a Homeowner from Canada.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Janine.

Yes Janine, it is possible to relocate a light fixture to a new location.

How to Move a Light Fixture

Application: Moving a Light Fixture.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the light fixture(s).
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

The process of Moving a Light Fixture

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