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

  1. 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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  1. 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.

  2. How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting


    Add drama and beauty with this easy-to-build soffit system and well-placed lighting. This is the ultimate improvement for ordinary ceilings.

  3. 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 common problems.

  4. How to Update Recessed Lights


    Learn how to stop IC-rated recessed can lights from cycling on and off—without removing any insulation. Solve the problem with simple, common-sense solutions.

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