Installing light fixtures can seem intimidating, but it’s really not a difficult task. In fact, it’s something that many homeowners do. However, within the state of Alabama, it is required to use an electrical license to replace or hang a light fixture. As long as you follow the instructions carefully, use the right tools for your safety and have a license, you’ll be installing lights easily.
Shut off the power.
Shutting off the power is important for installing light fixtures. But that means more than just flipping a switch!
- Shut off the circuit breaker that controls your light fixture, if you have one.
- Disconnect any wires from ceiling fixtures by turning them counterclockwise and pulling on them gently until they come loose from the fixture itself (this may require an adjustable wrench).
Compare old fixture to the new one.
Once you’ve selected a light fixture, take a look at your current one. Are the bulbs the same size? Do they have the same wattage? The best thing to do is to measure and compare carefully. If your new mirror-style chandelier has different dimensions than your old ceiling fan, it’s important that you consider how it will hang from your ceiling. Make sure that there’s enough space between them for airflow and/or electrical wires before you buy either item.
Align and connect wires.
If you are installing a light fixture, it is important to check the wires. Check the wires to make sure that they are aligned with the screws on their respective sides of the fixture. Make sure they are securely connected and not loose.
Always follow the instructions for installing your light fixtures so you (and your house!) are safe.
When installing a light fixture, you want to make sure that you follow instructions and regulations. Skipping this crucial tip could cause problems further down the road.
- Check for local codes or regulations (for instance, some cities require you to use special wire connectors).
- Make sure you have the right tools and test them out before starting to install your new lighting.
- Check that there’s enough light where you’re working so that you can see what you are doing.
That’s it! These tips will help you feel confident in your wiring skills and get your light fixtures up in no time. Remember, always shut off the power before trying anything electrical. It’s also important that you read through all instructions before beginning work on a project so that you know exactly what needs to be done. And finally—don’t forget about safety! Electrical cords can be dangerous if handled improperly (and we don’t want anyone getting hurt).
If you find yourself needing any light fixtures installed, or any other electrical services, keep Mount Man Electric in mind! We offer many different electrical services. You can learn more at www.mountmanelectric.com today.