Have you recently bought a light fixture, or are you trying to change one of them in your house? Now you shouldn’t go calling a handyperson for a chore as little as that. Even without any prior experience at all, you should be able to perform a simple everyday task by just following a few simple steps. It’s essential to make a great first impression with gorgeous lighting in our entryway, and that’s not easy to keep up when you have the filaments of these lights that keep breaking. Lighting can subtly make a significant impact to compliment our décor.
The easy part about changing light fixtures is that it’s a fairly universal process. The light sockets in our ceiling are mostly the same size and always have the same three wires the live, the neutral and the ground wire. All you have to do is make sure your fixture fits in the space for it, and the bulb matches its socket. After that, follow these quick steps to bring light into your homes. Check out this blog to find out the process of Light Fixture Installation.
Gather all the materials
Once you have distinguished the kind of power outlet you have, you can go ahead and purchase the perfect light fixture, whether LED or a wall lamp, that fits perfectly into that outlet. Now we come to what kinds of gear we require, and there are five critical tools that you need to gather in order to execute the job: a Screwdriver, pliers, an electrical marrette, a circuit tester and a wire stripper. In addition to these things, you’d want to keep your lamp or any other fixture that you’ve bought in handy with this tool as well. This way, you won’t fumble and look around for the tools simultaneously working on the project.
Ensure your safety
There is no point emphasising on why we need to be safe while working with live current as all rational people, by at least one misfortunate incident have found that out first-hand, and if you are lucky enough that you haven’t then follow our instructions carefully and maybe you will never have to, at least not while installing a light fixture. So, before you commence, most certainly make sure to turn off the power supply from the main panel), that has switches controlling the power supply to our entire home. Make sure to mark and switch off the electricity to the area that you’ll be working on. Little advise, keep a note pasted to the panel to ensure that no one turns it back on by accident; use a circuit tester to confirm the power is off.
Actually, install it
Now your fixture and your socket should include one ‘hot/live’ black coloured wire, one ‘neutral’ white coloured wire and one ‘ground’ copper wire. Circulating your fixture is as elementary as connecting black to black, white to white and copper to copper wires. The wires in your fixture would usually have some of the insulating coating already removed from the metal; you’re ready to move forward with at least half an inch of exposed wire and make your connection. If that’s not the case, use your wire stripper to strip away about a half-inch of insulation PVC to expose the metal wire. Once you have enough wire to work with, connect your two black wires first, rotate the metal wires together and secure them with electrical marrette. Connect the two white or neutral wires next. Secure the fixture in its electrical box, and finally, turn it on.
We recommend you to use licence electrician to install the light fixture to avoid any electrical shock, power shortage, damage the fixture and safe time and energy.
Please call G3 electric for more advise.
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