For years, you’ve been using LED lights in your home. You think that LEDs are safer and sturdier compared to other types of lights available in the market. However, you’ve noticed that one LED spot in your living area is broken and needs to be changed. Before you grab your ladder to install newly purchased LED lights, consider the tips below:
Step 1: When installing an LED light in your home ceiling, some people would just turn the switch off to whichever area they’re working with. This might be convenient but this can very dangerous. To ensure that you’re working safely, don’t just turn off the switch but shut off the fuse panel as well. After you’re done turning off the power, you can now work by removing the old fixtures in the room. This task is easy as you only need to find the screw and twist the knobs that hold the fixture in place.
Step 2: Install the nipple of the LED light to new mounting strap. This is the part which is about three inches long and comes in with screw thread on the outside. It also has a hexagon-shaped nut attached to it. After locating this, you should turn the hex nut counter-clockwise so the LED light will sit completely flush to your home’s ceiling. Next, you should screw the nipple all the way in the mountain strap.
Step 3: After everything has been placed tightly on your ceiling, you can now make wire connections. You should start by connecting the ground wire to the screw on the strap. You can let the LED light hang from the ceiling while you’re connecting black and white wires. Give these wires a few twists and let your fingers group the wires together. You can also use tapes for this purpose.
Step 4: You’re almost done with your installation! Now, you have to feed the nipple of the fixture through the body and hold everything into place. Install the bottom cover and screw these to the nipple threads. Check if your installation was successful by flicking the power back on. When you notice that the fuse blows or the circuit trips when you do this, you may have to recheck your wires. Your wires might have been crossed, or the power wire is grounded.
Installing a LED light at home might seem like a job which an electrician can only do, but that’s not always true. When you know what to (and not to do), you can do the job alone. You can use the contents from this article so you can install LED lights in your home ceiling without needing the help of others. However remember if you want it to be under warranty it’s best to get a licensed electrician to help install if for you. Some of these steps might seem new to you, but with practice, you can do this task with ease!
Henry Henshaw is a contributor for ledinbouwspotsleds.nl, and aims to use his experience and passion for writing to create pieces that aren’t just informative, but creative and entertaining as well. He uses his penchant to write blogs on technology to create pieces that can help aid readers, be it a casual reader, a certified tinkerer, or even professionals alike.