Pendant lights can add style and personality, and come in a variety of styles that will allow you to customize any room to your liking. How to wire pendant light is a basic home improvement project that even a novice can master. The change in lighting can transform the character of a room in a matter of minutes.

First,Unpack your new fixture. Carefully lay out the parts so they are easily accessible.

Secondly,Turn off the power. Find your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box and turn off power to the room or area of the house where you’ll be installing the light.

Thirdly,Remove the old fixture. Unless you are installing your pendant light in a new or recently remodeled house, you’ll probably need to remove an old light fixture.

Lastly,Check your support. Make sure your installation location is structurally sound.

[6] Your electrical junction box should be supported by a beam or other support system, not simply screwed into drywall.

Check the junction box. Make sure the screws holding the electrical box in place are tight and the box is secure. Tighten screws if necessary, but do not over-tighten. Find the ground wire on the pendant light. Depending on your wiring, you’ll either wrap it around a ground screw located in the junction box or attach it to a protruding ground wire.

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