How to Install Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Install recessed low-voltage lights, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Electrical tape
  • Drywall saw
  • Voltage tester
  • Stepladder
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Hacksaw blade
Right-angle drill (rental)
Fish tape reel

Recessed light fixtures
Recessed light housings
Remodeling boxes
Cable