This a video covering how to install recessed lighting in 7 easy steps. As always you should only work with electricity if you know what you’re doing. In this video circular lights are installed in the ceiling.
Turn off the power! Make sure to double check using a voltage meter.
Decide where to install your lights. With a stud finder you can locate where your studs are and mark where you want to install your lights with a pencil. A good trick shown in the video is to stick a metal coat hanger into the ceiling and bend it to use as a feeler. This will help you to make sure there isn’t anything in the wall where you’re trying to install your lights.
Cut the holes. Lights come with a stencil you can trace on your wall or ceiling so you make sure to have the right size hole.
Wire up your lights. Install the light making sure to connect black to black, white to white and ground to ground with wire nuts.
Install the housing. Once in place bend the flanges or ‘tangs’ to hold the housing in position.
Install the trim piece. This connects to the housing. Screw in the light bulb.
Turn on the power and test you lights.
If the lights start to flicker or spark or burst turn the power off immediately and call an electrician. Call today for a free recessed lighting installation quote and mention that you found us on CityScoop!