How to Install Pot Lights

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Few Hours
Less Than $100

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How to Install Pot Lights

  1. 1

    Turn Off the Power

    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.

  2. Steps:

  1. 2

    Uninstall Your Pot Light Module

    • Unscrew the lightbulb and take out the baffle trim.
    • Simply use your fingers and carefully pull down the pot light module.
    • When you see the torsion springs, squeeze them together to unclip them from the torsion spring clips. They are located on either side of the housing.

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  1. 3

    Remove the Socket Plate and Socket from the Housing

    • Partially loosen the wing-nut in the socket plate. Make sure you don’t loosen the wing-nut the whole way or you’ll lose the nut in your ceiling.
    • Slide the plate out of the housing and remove the socket by pushing on either side and pulling it away from the socket plate.

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  1. 4

    Install Adapter & Connect to LED Module

    • Screw the adapter into the housing socket.
    • Plug in the adapter clip into the new LED module.

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  1. 5

    Install LED Module into Housing

    • Push the torsion springs together, located on either side of the LED module, as you push the module into the housing.
    • Once they are in place, push the new module into the ceiling for a tight fit.

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  1. 6

    Let There Be Light

    Install the light bulbs, pop in the trim piece, flick on the breaker — and let there be light!

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