I’ve been working on some Do It Yourself (DIY) projects lately. Last week my project was working on my master bathroom. My home was built in the late 1990s and it shows. The cheapest way to update the space was to paint, change out the door hinges, door knobs, and lights.
Installing lights is easy to do. I used to work at The Home Depot and was the lighting department manager. I was required to change out lights in the department. Changing out lights in my home is easier since at most I’m changing only one or two fixtures per room.
Make sure to tape down the light switch so someone doesn’t accidentally turn on the power while you are working on the lights or you can shut off the power from the circuit breaker that is typically located in the garage.
The hardest part of installing a new light is removing the old fixture.
Once the old fixture is removed, you can change out the lights in six steps:
- Make sure the light bracket is screwed on properly to the electric box
- Attach the ground wire (copper colored wire) to the ground screw
- Attach the black wire from the light to the black wire from the electric source with a wire connector
- Attach the white wire from the light to the white wire from the electric source with a wire connector
- Put the all wires back in the electric box
- Attach the rest of the the lighting accessories on the light fixture such as the glass shades, light bulbs, etc.
And that’s all it takes to install a bathroom light. I hope this short tutorial encourages you to change out your lights in your home. Changing out your light fixture will transform your bathroom or room. If you are tired of staring at your old lights, try installing new light fixtures to update your space.