Wiring a Light Fixture

How To : Wiring a light fixture

Tim Carter demonstrates how to wire a light fixture or ceiling light. This is a great video to learn how to wire up a light quickly and safely. As a precaution, don’t touch any bare copper wire except for the ground wire. Most new light fixtures come with insulation to keep th ...more

How To : Wire up a light fixture

Wiring up a light fixture saves time, prevents head injuries, and provides extra light while working. Tim Carter shows you how to wire up a light fixture to protect your light and yourself. In just a few simple steps you'll have no problems working around your light fixtures d ...more

How To : Wire a single pole light switch

Before working on any circuit in your house, make sure you turn the light off at the circuit breaker and then test it at the switch. Use 14-2 wire which has two insulated wires, a white and a black, and a bare copper wire which is used for grounding. First you run a 14-2 wire ...more

How To : Wire a light with a 3 way switch

In this video, Mark Donovan teaches us how to wire a light with a 3 way switch. Before starting, make sure the power is turned off from the main circuit panel first, and you test to make sure it's off. You will have two switches for the same light fixture. For a 15 amp circuit ...more

How To : Remove and install a light fixture

Installing a new light fixture is an easy home improvement task. Learn how to properly remove and install a light fixture from a professional handyman in this home improvement video series. Part 1 of 5 - How to Remove and install a light fixture. Remove and install a light fix ...more

How To : Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn’t as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled. You Will Need: • A ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to put in a ceiling fan. Steps: 1 Turn off the electricity to the ceiling light at the main panel. 2 Remove existing ceiling light fixture and fixture strap from the ceiling. 3 Unscrew the old electrical box and pull it down f ...more

How To : Install under cabinet fluorescent lighting

It can be very difficult to see underneath wall cabinets. The cabinets and your body can cause a lot of shadows and make it very hard to see. Getting light under the cabinets is very easy. The answer is to install thin profile fluorescent lights that are made to go under the c ...more

How To : Make a laundry detergent lamp

A nifty step-by-step guide to making your very own laundry detergent lamp. Upcycle that recyclable detergent bottle and gain a swell lighting fixture for your home! This involves some basic circuitry and wiring of a cheap lamp fixture. You use the laundry detergent bottle as t ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with ease

Beauty and brains in one package! A ceiling fan offers many functional benefits while adding a certain decorative touch to a room. In the summer it can help cool a room (or even a porch) by helping to circulate air and by creating a slight breeze. In the winter it can be used ...more

How To : Make a repurposed lamp out of old materials

Perpetualplum demonstrates how to make a repurposed lamp out of old materials. First, you will need a candlestick and light fixture parts like sockets, extender rods, washers and cords. You can also find materials around your house to use as the lamp base like coasters, ashtra ...more

How To : Install a hanging lamp

If you've ever set foot inside an IKEA or opened up a home decorating catalog/magazine before, then you know that hanging lamps are like the skinny jeans of home decorating: Everyone needs at least one. But don't waste your cash paying someone to install one for you. You can ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan

In these diy home improvement videos, learn how to install a ceiling fan in your home. Our expert will show you what to consider when choosing a fan, what tools you’ll need, how to turn the power off, electrical wiring tips, how to assemble the fan blades, how to add a light f ...more

How To : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Well, if you have a thing about windows, especially barn sash windows, then you can pass this cool art design for your home ...more

How To : Create a chimney pot garden light

All you've got to do is a some simple wiring and a little digging in the garden. Among the simplest creative reuse projects I've done, this landscape uplight is also one of my favorites. I mean, who knew that you could use an old chimney pot to cast a warm, 50-watt glow on th ...more

How To : Wire up crystal focus boards for Jedi lightsabers

Watch as Novastar and Gundamaniac demonstrate detailed wiring for a crystal focus board for Star Wars Lightsabers! Making your very own Jedi Light Saber may be a daunting task if you don't know what you're doing, but this four-part video tutorial will save the day from evil fo ...more

How To : Wire a light switch

Light switch wiring can be a do-it-yourself project with this instruction from Tim Carter. You'll have no trouble wiring a light switch with his simple tips and doing light switch wiring yourself will save you lots of money.

How To : Replace ceiling light fixtures

This video demonstrates how to replace ceiling light fixtures. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to replace ceiling light fixtures, For Dummie ...more

How To : Make a cool lamp out of a tequila bottle

In this how-to video from projectink we are shown how to make a lamp out of a tequila bottle. There's no need to spend 100 bucks on a lamp when making your own is cheap and easy and fun. These are the supplies you'll need: A bottle (we're using a Jose Cuervo tequila bottle), a ...more

How To : Remove a broken light bulb from the socket

Use this safe and easy technique next time you need to replace a shattered light bulb. You Will Need * Needle-nose pliers * Work gloves * Safety glasses * Electrical tape (optional) WARNING Working with electricity is dangerous. Be extremely careful and, if you have any dou ...more

How To : Modify a Nerf Nite Finder toy rifle

This is a video tutorial describing how to modify a nerf nite finder toy rifle. The first step is to take the nerf nite finder toy rifle out of the box and unscrew all of the screws on the gun. Then unscrew the light in the gun and then unscrew the back wiring and pry the meta ...more

How To : Assemble a DayFlo-FX 3204 Softbox

This video is a tutorial on how to assemble a DayFlo-FX 3204 Softbox. The instructor begins the video by showing what the DayFlo case looks like before assembly. The first part installed are the diffuser panels, it is also noted that you must remove the protective film from th ...more

How To : Hang things on hollow walls

This video demonstrates how to hang things on hollow walls. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to hang things on hollow walls, For Dummies. Th ...more

How To : Turn Your House Lights On & Off Using the Internet

Haven't you ever wanted to live in a futuristic home? I think that homes are headed towards an era where they will be controlled by our computers and smartphones. No longer will you have to find your keys to unlock your door, or wait until you get home to monitor your security ...more

How To : Repair coolant level sensors

Where is the coolant level sensor and how to fix or replace it on a Mercury Sable?? The coolant sensor is located in the coolant reservoir bottle. It cannot be serviced, you can only replace the reservoir. However, if just the sensor is bad, you can also try unplugging the sen ...more

How To : Stage your home for sale

In this video Andrea Osterkorn demonstrates how to stage your home for sale. It is not a comfortable process to transform your home into a home for sale. The entry way should be inviting because first impressions are important. Closets should be cleaned out. Consider renting d ...more

How To : Make light switch plate covers

Learn how to make a picture light switch plate cover with expert tips and advice on wiring and interior design in this free decorating video series making light switch covers. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make light switch plate covers. Make light switch plate covers - Part 2 of 25. ...more

How To : Fix the wiring harness on a Ninja 250R motorcycle

The video describes the procedure of fixing the wiring harness on a Ninja 250R motorcycle. The person who owns the bike presents this video. He says that he got his bike back after getting the wire harness newly fitted. His signal blinker lights were not working. The next morn ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan

In this video series you will learn how to install your own ceiling fan from beginning to end. Our expert home inspector will walk you through the parts and tools needed as well as the wiring and even how to fix a wobble in the fan. There are multiple steps and parts but each ...more

How To : Make a Drum Shade

Do you like everything about your apartment, except for that unsightly ceiling light fixture? No need to replace it, just cover it up with a DIY drum shade – it will instantly give your room a more sophisticated and personalized look. See how easy it is to make a customized dr ...more

How To : 12 Weirdly Practical Uses for Potatoes

Sick of using potatoes as side dishes for your dinner meal? Left in their uncooked form, raw potatoes have a variety of weirdly practical uses, from aiding you in removing a broken light bulb from its fixture to keeping your ski goggles clear in the cold weather. A raw potato ...more

How To : Make a Pendant Lamp

Not sure how or what kind of lights to add to a room in your rental? Consider making your own pendant lamps from materials you can recycle from your closet and kitchen. This is a do it yourself lighting project on a budget that's perfect for renters and anyone needing to add l ...more

How To : Maintain your home electrical wiring and fixtures

Jon Olson shows us how to replace an electrical outlet and how to replace a wall switch as well as some other electrical tips you can use around the home. Part 1 of 15 - How to Maintain your home electrical wiring and fixtures. Maintain your home electrical wiring and fixtures ...more

How To : Replace and install a pendant lighting fixture

Bring a touch of elegance into your home with a gorgeous pendant lighting fixture. Lighting is one of the easiest ways to dramatically transform the atmosphere in your living space. Whether its an apartment of a house, pendant lighting fixtures make for a stylish home.

How To : Wire for exterior lighting

Exterior lighting can add to the beauty of your home. Watch this how to video and wire exterior lighting yourself following these guidelines and safety tips. Before beginning any outdoor wiring project make sure to check with local utility companies and follow outdoor wiring c ...more

How To : Wire trailer lights

There are no connectors on my new trailer lights, these must be defective. But wait, there are connectors, and better yet, they are extremely simple to use. It is common to get new trailer lights and then be stumped by how to make the proper connections. This video will show y ...more

How To : Wire a pumpkin with Christmas lights

Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional decorating video that demonstrates how to use Christmas tree light bulbs to illuminate a jack-o-lantern pumpkin. This tutorial explains how to prepare typical Christmas lights for elucidating a pumpkin. Follow t ...more

How To : Install ceiling light fixtures

Ceiling light fixtures can be installed easily with help from an expert. In this free video series learn how to install ceiling light fixtures. Part 1 of 14 - How to Install ceiling light fixtures. Install ceiling light fixtures - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Wire an LED Police light bar system

This is my homemade led light system. The main unit has a total of 228 LED's, the corners are using super wide angle LED's to maximize visibility. There are also 48 LED mini lightbar, 5x 16 LED mini modules. The main controller is controlling the light bar as well as the indiv ...more

How To : Buy and install efficient light fixtures

You can save up to seventy five percent on energy bills by using CF light bulbs and energy efficient light fixtures. This DIY how to video provides tips on buying and installing efficient light fixtures. Make your home more green and eco friendly by following these helpful tips.

How To : Revamp your old light fixtures

You don't have to buy new light fixtures to get a whole new look. In this how to video Don shows you how to revamp some of your old light fixtures. This is a great DIY home improvement project.

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