How to Change a Light Fixture


How to Change a Light Fixture

Learn how to install a light fixture. Lots of good tips in this video, also some pitfalls you may run into. Make sure you identify the switchleg in the electrical box. Use your non-contact presence tester to determine which wire is the hot, which wire is the neutral, and which wire is the ground.

Typically the hot wire is black, the neutral is white, and the ground is bare copper or green. This isn’t always the case if you are dealing with a switchloop. When you are wiring up a fixture or anything electrical for that matter, you always want to wire the ground wire first, the neutral wire second and then the hot wire.

If you do not and you accidently wire something hot and you get between the neutral wire, it is going to hurt.


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