Published at Monday, November 19th 2018. by Emma Trevino in Ceiling Light.
So let's get started always start every single electrical project by turning the power off at the circuit breaker or your fuse box. Double check that the power is off by flipping the switch on and checking that the light doesn't turn on carefully remove the old shade. So, in this case, the shade is just attached to the fixture with these tabs on. So I'm just going to remove this glass shade and back there are some nasty bugs inside there. One little step that I like to take is twofold: take the light bulbs out because they're made out of glass and they will shatter and if you prayed to them.
Yes, I've found this out the hard way. The other extra tip is to use blue tape to hold the old fixture to the ceiling while you lower it down. I like there to be slack in the tape so that I can lower the lampshade down about four to six inches. The fixture is held to the junction box with two screws, and in this case, these screws actually have nuts on them. So all you have to do is loosen the nuts or the screws, whichever one you have to lower the fixture down from the junction box with the two nuts removed. I can now lower the light fixture from the junction box carefully.
Alright, as you can see, the tube the three pieces of blue tape are holding the weight of the light fixture for me. So now I can just fish out the wiring from the junction box. Now you can fish out the old wiring, so I've got neutral wires. Here all the white wires or pig tailed together. So in this case, all the hot wires are wired together. This light is on a three-way switch, so I just wanted to let you know about that in case you're wondering about this red wire here there were also black wires that were shoved up into the junction box, and then you finally have your ground wires.
That is all pig tailed together and I highly recommend taking a picture of the wiring so that you know how to wire the new light together with all the wires exposed. Now you can undo the pigtails and remove the light fixture from the junction box.
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