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How to Install Home Light Fixtures


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Summary: An informative series about do-it-yourself lighting for the home that will reveal several options for improving your home lighting. This guide will help educate you about several options and styles available for your next home improvement project.



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Topics including:
Recessed Lighting
The Basics of installing Recessed Lighting
Under cabinet Lighting
The Basics of installing Under cabinet Lighting

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Job notes from lighting projects
Electrical codes for lighting
Tools used to install lighting
Home lighting materials

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How to Install Recessed Lighting

The basic finish of the installed recessed light fixture with the light socket mounting plate which may be adjusted or removed for the light socket plate assembly to prepare for the light trim.

Recessed Lighting Placement

Options for placing and installing recessed lighting Wall wash recessed lighting for a special room, Kitchen recessed lighting for a clean appearance, Above window recessed lighting brightens up the day, Hallway recessed lighting provides a safe passageway, Fireplace recessed lighting will add extra warmth and glow.

Under Cabinet Kitchen Lights

Under cabinet lighting will blend well with other lighting and provide a soft level of light to enhance your kitchen countertops and will balance the kitchen lighting and help to lighten up dark corners.

How to Install Under Cabinet Lights

Step-by-Step Pictures Installation Guide Pre-wiring for under cabinet lights, Selecting the right under cabinet lights, Mounting Hardware for the under cabinet lights, Locating the under cabinet lights, Finished under cabinet light project.

Kitchen Lighting and Ventilation

Kitchen task lighting will promote safety while accent lighting will enhance your kitchen. A well ventilated kitchen will prevent odors from entering other areas of the home.

Types Of Outdoor Garden Lighting

There are many types and styles of outdoor lighting. Consider these different types of light fixtures when planning your outdoor home lighting project.

Outdoor Motion Fixtures

Installing motion detector lighting fixtures provide security and energy savings and they can easily replace an existing exterior wall fixture.

Motion Detectors

Motion detector heads can be purchased and added to existing fixtures that have the appropriate fixture adapter cover. If you wish, you can build your own fixture just by selecting the compatible parts from your hardware store. Make sure all the parts are rated for exterior use.

Lighting Covered Stairs

Covered stairways are an access point for many homes and adequate lighting is essential to provide safety and security in these areas.

Light Bulbs

Lighting with a variety of light bulbs compliments all the rooms or your home and gives you the ability to set the kind of mood and appeal you desire.

Learn About Lighting For The Home

Learn about The Science of Light and Lighting for Homes.

Home Lighting Articles

Home Lighting Articles covering recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting, lighting terminology and more.

Home Garden Systems

Make your home garden come alive with outdoor lighting and keep the yard green by installing a water sprinkler control system.

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Hanging a Light Fixture in Place of a Ceiling Fan


Ed, from Henderson, Nevada asks:
I am hanging a light fixture with a single on / off switch to it. The box in the ceiling has a white, red, black and ground wire. I think it is set up for a ceiling fan, however, I am only hanging a light fixture which has two wires and a ground. Which wires do I use for the fixture coming from the ceiling?


Hi Ed,
Typically the Ceiling Fan wiring is as follows:
White Neutral, Black for the Ceiling Fan Motor, and the Red for the Light of the Ceiling Fan and the bare copper or Green for the Ground connection.
There is generally a separate switch for the fan and the light, and this is what you will have to verify and decide which type of switch control you would like or are limited to. This will also reveal which wire will be used for the new light fixture that will be replacing the ceiling fan.



Electrical Tips to Help You Wire it Right

The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!

The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!

The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.





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