Turn Off Power & Remove Old Light Fixture
Before you start, make sure to turn off the power at the breaker switch to the area you’ll be working on.
Tip: Leave a note taped to the panel to ensure no one turns it back on by accident.
Remove the Bracket on the Junction Box
Depending on the type of light fixture purchased, you may have to remove the bracket attached to the junction box.
There are three mount types:
- Threaded bolt in the centre of the bracket.
- Two screws on either side of the bracket with the screw heads facing down.
- Two screws with the screw heads facing up.
If your new light fixture doesn’t match your old mount type, you’ll have to remove the bracket from the junction box and change the screws.
Wire the New Light Fixture
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and connect the corresponding wires from the fixture to the wires in the junction box.
Mount the Base of Your Light Fixture & Install Light Bulbs
Line up the base of the light fixture, making sure the screws are lined up as well, and twist the base clockwise into place until the screws are properly connected. Tighten the screws with a screwdriver as needed to ensure the light fixture is secure and flush against the ceiling.
Install the correct size light bulb in the fixture’s sockets.
Assemble the Dome or Shade
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