Home>Topics>Light Fixtures

Light Fixtures

  1. How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture

    Change a drab room into a dazzling one with a new overhead light fixture . Here's how to mount that new fixture correctly and safely using professional installation techniques. Even if you've never tackled an electrical project before, you can install a ceiling fixture by following the DIY advice and photos in this story.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Repair a Light Fixture

    Project

    One solution for a flickering light bulb is to bend the tab in the socket slightly upward to assure a better electrical contact. The fix takes only a minute.

  2. How to Replace a Pull-Chain Light Fixture

    Project

    Pull chain light fixtures are easy to replace when the switch wears out or breaks. We show you how to replace it safely and quickly. It'll only take about 15 minutes.

  3. How to Connect Old Wiring to a New Light Fixture

    Project

    Fix old-house wiring problems. Bring old light fixtures wired with knob-and-tube wiring up to code by installing an electrical box in the plaster wall. Here's how to do it without breaking the plaster and lath.

  4. How to Remove a Broken Light Bulb

    Project

    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 socket.

  5. Electrical Tips: Replacing a Light Fixture

    Project

    Replace a light fixture more quickly, safely and with more confidence with the electrical tips and techniques used by pros. These electrical tips solve the most common problems you’re likely to encounter.

  6. Fluorescent Closet Light Fixtures

    Project

    Light up your closet with slim profile fluorescent lights connected to a motion detector switch that activates the lights when you open the door. They’re also safer and have more flexible placement options than standard bulbs. The biggest challenge is finding a nearby power source without breaking ...

  7. Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

    Project

    Improve the appearance of your recessed lights by simply changing the trim. The task is simple and takes only minutes—no tools needed!

  8. Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

    Project

    Low voltage lighting is simple and safe to install on decks, patios or around the garden, even for beginners. Learn about lighting options and installation techniques.

More »

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Light Bulb DIY Projects - Bob Vila

    Article

    FromBobVila.com

    When light bulbs burn out, there are fun and useful ways you can repurpose them. Click to see five favorite light bulb DIY projects.

  2. Light Bulb Vase

    Article

    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    This is a Light Bulb vase with a wooden stand.This is not easy to make.  It takes dangerous power equipment . Materials needed:  wood board (i used white pine), brass rod for legs(you can use any kind of metal), cheap light bulb ( it can be a dead bulb). Tools Needed Tools not in picture: skill s... By: Noremac_11 Continue Reading »

  3. DIY Plumbing Pipe Light Fixture - Thumbs Up - Bob Vila

    Article

    FromBobVila.com

    This DIY Anthropologie-inspired pipe lamp is time consuming, but when you compare price tags, it's well worth the eff...

  4. How To: Replace an Outdoor Wall Sconce - Bob Vila

    Article

    FromBobVila.com

    Looking for a way to give your home's front entry a new look. Replace the light fixtures (you can do it yourself).

More »

Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture

    Video

    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to wire a ceiling light feature. One of the most easiest and inexpensive updates you can make to your home is to change out old light fixtures . Here's how you do it.

  2. How to Replace an Exterior Light Fixture

    Video

    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video by ServiceMagic.com, see how to replace an outdoor light fixture . Warning! Always make sure power supply is completely cut off before replacing electrical equipment.

  3. How to Wire Pendant Light Fixtures

    Video

    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    A video lesson on How To Connect Wires Of Pendant Light Fixtures that will improve your electrical diy skills. Learn how to get good at electrical diy from Videojug's hand-picked industry leaders.

  4. How to Wire Low Voltage Light Fixtures

    Video

    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Have you ever wanted to get good at electrical diy. Well look no further than this advice video on How To Install Low Voltage Light Fixtures . Follow Videojug's professional experts as they help you through this educational resource.

More »

Blog Posts

  1. Well, That Explains the Smell

    Blog

    FromDIY Diva

    For the last month or so I’ve been doing that thing you do when an odd smell suddenly appears in one of the rooms of your house. You know what...

  2. Boldly Going Where No Light Fixture Has Gone Before

    Blog

    FromDIY Diva

    So listen, this is what happens when you make a joke to half the Internet about only needing a guy around to wash your dishes…the universe will screw with you,...

  3. How To: Make a Light Fixture from a Tart Tin

    Blog

    FromPosts tagged: Kitchen

      Looking for a unique spin on DIY lighting that will leave house guests saying   "Why didn't I think of that" ? Well good news, you won't need to search much further than your kitchen cabinets for the main ingredient of a project that fits the bill. Lauren Donaldson of Lauren Elise Crafted shows ...

  4. Bathroom Makeover Therapy

    Blog

    FromDIY Diva

    I’m at that weird place where so much shit has gone wrong in the last week that I don’t know if I want to recount...

  5. Around The Farm: Space To Breathe

    Blog

    FromDIY Diva

    These days, the air around the farm is crisp and cool. It smells like ripe apples and woodsmoke. Before I started buying houses and tearing them apart, I spent four...

  6. Liberty House: One Year of Progress (and Swearing)

    Blog

    FromDIY Diva

    This week marks a big milestone at the Liberty House. It’s been one year since I first laid eyes on this beauty, and then bought her five hours later. Online....

More »

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us

Featured Product

Buy Now