Install Recessed Ceiling Lights Like a Professional

One of the first things you need to do is to create a good plan. When you plan, your installation will go more smoothly and you will be sure to get your recessed lights in the right spots. To begin planning, start by measuring the room in which the lights are to be installed. You can do this by using graph paper to draw a scale that measures ¼ inch. This ¼ inch is indicative of 1 foot in reality.

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Draw the way you wish your furniture to be arranged onto the graph paper and the wall-mounted object you desire to be accented with light. If you need help Wire Pull Tester, feel free to take your sketch to a light showroom or store and get the opinion of an expert.

Next, find a proper circuit to provide electricity to your recessed ceiling light. This can be done by finding an existing switch box that contains a live wire on an appropriate circuit. Make sure to follow any electrical codes and regulations set forth by your power company to avoid injury or damage. Be mindful that the circuit you opt to use is not overloaded by other lights and fixtures.

Once you have found the circuit you wish to use saw a small slot in the ceiling and cut the holes for recessed ceiling light casings. Always make sure that all wires are turned off or “dead” with a voltage tester tool before starting work in the circuit box.

Now, place a string with a weight tied to the end of it through the hole that you just sawed until it lands into the top plate. Secure the end of the cable with electrical tape or adhesive. Bring the cable back up and move it over to the switch hole. Make sure you replace the existing electrical box with a new model that contains cable clamps.

A word of caution, if you notice that you have aluminium wiring, it is in your best interest to call a professional electrician who is specially trained to perform this sort of job. Take note that aluminium wiring is grey and not bland orange.

In order to accommodate the wiring and casings of your mounted recessed lights you will have to add a few holes in the ceiling. It is important to make a small hole and measure the depth of the joists before cutting any primary holes. This is to ensure that the casings of your light will fit. Once completed, shine a light through the holes to check the joist space for any damages or obstructions.

You can now use a fish tape reel to pull the cables through the holes you have cut out in the ceiling. Tape the cables to a metal or plastic fish tape reel and shove them back into the joist areas. If the areas are difficult to run cables through, consider adding another hole to the ceiling that is more accommodating.

It is now time to mount the recessed lights now that the wiring is in place. Simple secure the fixture of fixtures to the ceiling using the hardware that came with the product. This step usually requires a screwdriver and nothing more. Once done, flip the switch and see how the newly installed lights look.

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