Home Lighting

Install, replace and repair your home lighting with these how-tos and tips.

How to Add a Light

Adding another light using power from an existing switch is possible if the switch box contains a neutral line. Here's what to look for and how to make the new connections.

Home Lighting projects

  • How to Install Elegant Cove Lighting

    Bored with your living space? Cove lighting can add an understated elegance and breathe life into the most uninspiring room. We’ll show you how…

  • How to Install Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

    Give your room a stunning new look and feel by adding DIY recessed lights. Even if you don’t have access to the ceiling from the attic,…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Add a Light

    Adding another light using power from an existing switch is possible if the switch box contains a neutral line. Here's what to look for and how…

  • How to Repair Christmas Tree Lights

    Burned-out holiday lights, even the cheap kind, are often fixable with a small investment of time and money. Here’s how to diagnose and fix…

  • How to Remove a Broken Light Bulb

    We've all had a light bulb break when replacing a burned out one. We'll show you a couple of ways to remove a broken light bulb from a light…

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