How to install a new light fixture and forget the call to an electrician. This is a DIY project that most anyone can tackle and finish in an hour (or less).
Afraid you cannot do this? Why? Electricity is only dangerous if you do not take safety precautions or are careless.
- Always, always, turn off the power whether it be at the switch or the main fuse/breaker box!
How do I know how to install a light fixture? Well, let me fill you in on a bit of my DIY history- I have been painting, creating, gardening, and DIYing for over 33 years. I had to learn because I did not want to rely on someone else and, truth be told, I love the feeling of accomplishment from doing a project on my own. Plus I never had the money to pay someone to change a light fixture or to paint a room, so I learned to do these things to save money. You can do this. If I can, you can.
Why would you want to learn how to install a light fixture? BECAUSE you can. Really, seriously, why would you want to rely on other people all the time to do something that you can do (and brag about to your friends and strangers). PLUS this is a skill that can come in handy if you are ever in a position to pass on your skills and handiness to someone who needs it (an elderly neighbor who lives alone and needs help). AND it just feels good to know you can.
Instead of photos of step by step, I made a video of how to install a light fixture on my YouTube channel. It is under 2 1/2 minutes and explains the basics. I will add more videos of tutorials for DIY home basics. Or do you think I should add a photo step by step too? Let me know what you think.
I hope you find some courage and inspiration to install a new light fixture and be empowered! Thanks for stopping by!
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Terri Steffes says
I never knew it was so easy. My husband does this for me, and I always thought it was a big deal.
easy peazy! I get bored with light fixtures and change them out!
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