Dress up a room or give it a whole new appearance by learning how to change a ceiling fixture on your own. Ceiling fixtures can vary from chandeliers for a formal dining room, a new light and fan combination for a family room, or a new look in a recently remodeled room. You can save money by installing a ceiling fixture on your own with a few tools and a helper. Even if you have never attempted a home-installation project, you can learn how to wire a ceiling light by following the instructions below. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has also been viewed 25, times.
What Wires Go to What When Hooking Up a Light Fixture?
How to Install a Light on a Ceiling Fan: 11 Steps (with Pictures)
Ceiling fans come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Many ceiling fans are sold without a light attached to them but that doesn't always fit the needs you may have in a room. If you already have a ceiling fan but it doesn't have a light, it doesn't mean you can't have a light unless you totally replace the fan. You may be able to add one to your existing fan by following these simple directions.
Often, homeowners purchase a new interior or exterior light fixture, then pay a handyman or electrician to hook it up because the wires are different colors. Most light fixtures have two electrical wires with colored insulation and a copper ground wire. An enthusiastic homeowner can save the cost of a professional by knowing which wires connect to which. With this knowledge, you or a family member can do the wiring connections for one or more lights.
Household circuits usually consist of a black wire, a white wire and a bare copper ground wire. Ceiling fans have different colored wires coming from the motor that don't quite match the household circuit wires' colors. This can create some confusion when it comes to which wires to connect together. Many ceiling fans are designed to be used with or without a light.