Home Lighting

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

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, you can install these lights by following the directions shown here. You don’t have to tear up your ceiling either. We’ll show you how to add these lights to your room with minimum ceiling tear-out and patching. You can also use these wiring techniques to install other types of ceiling lighting.

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