You are remodeling a room, and you want to replace the pendant light fixture with something more modern and that will be more suitable for the rest of the renovations.
But you are unsure about installing the pendant light fixture because this isn’t something that you have done before, or never have done all by yourself.
Getting some information about installing this type of fixture will make it easier for you to install it correctly and to make sure that you are considering everything there is to consider. These are some of the things that you need to know about how to install a pendant light fixture.
Finding the Right Pendant Light Fixture
This is the first thing that you need to do. You need to find the right pendant light fixture first. One that will fit perfectly into the old fitting. And, that will look great with the remodeling project.
You might think that this is an easy job. However, this isn’t as easy as you might think. There are so many things that you need to consider and to make sure about, that it is easy to purchase the wrong pendant light fixture.
This is the one step where you should take your time and make sure that you are going to choose the right one. Consider your budget as well.
Install a Pendant Light Fixture Step by Step
Here is step by step for you to install a pendant light fixture.
Shut Down the Electricity
Don’t ever think that you will be able to work on light fixtures without switching off the electricity. Many people think that just by switching off the light in the room, you will be safe to work on light fixtures.
However, this is a dangerous game to play. And, for sure not something that is recommended at all. It is much safer and more recommended to switch off all the electricity to the home. You should also test the electricity to make sure that it is completely switched off.
Removing Old Pendant Light
Now, you can remove the old fixture in the room. This isn’t a complicated process, but you need to know how to do it correctly. If not, you might get confused with the wires, and you might end up connecting it up wrong again. Causing electrical shorts and other problems that could have been avoided.
There is nothing difficult in this process, you just start disconnecting everything, and marking the wires as you go.
Insert the New Pendant Light
Now, you are connecting the new pendant fixture to the marked wires you marked when you disconnected the previous fixture. This isn’t hard to do, if you know how to install a fixture, and if you have marked the previous wires correctly.
If you are going to connect the wires incorrectly, you can break the fixture and you will need to purchase a new one. Or, you might have an electrical short in your home, once you switch the electricity back on. Damaging some of the other appliances that are connected to your home. This is why it is really important to make sure that you are installing the new pendant fixture correctly.
If you Never Have Installed a Pendant Light Fixture Before
Something to consider. If you never have installed a pendant light fixture before, then it might be a good idea to hire an experienced person to do the job for you. Then, you will know for sure that everything will be installed correctly, and the electricity will not make any problems when your electricity is switched on again.
Yes, you might want to save money by doing it yourself. But at the end of the day, you might cause more damage that will require more money to get repaired than what it would be to hire an expert right from the start. This is why you should make sure that you know what you are doing, or you should rather hire an expert in the field.
This is how you can install your new pendant light fixture. Even, with this guide, it is still recommended that you should rather hire an expert if you don’t know how to do it yourself. This can be dangerous and can even cause death if you are making a mistake while working with electricity. But, this isn’t hard to install, if you know how to work with electricity.