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Vanity Light Replacement

Hi everyone,


Posted here is a link and video I did about one of the best and easiest ways to spruce up your bathroom, replacing the vanity light. While there are different makes and models of wall lighting fixtures out there, the video goes over some quick steps on wiring, buying options, and the proper junction boxes to put into the wall to support the new fixture if one is not there. When dealing with any specific questions on wiring, always consult with a licensed electrican before proceeding. Our how-to center gives a great page on installing wall mounted lighting, you can find the link here. I have also included a link of a earlier post regarding vanity light replacement, it can be found here.

Here's the video....


When choosing a light fixture in your bathroom, think about these following tips to ensure the best light for your needs:


  • Is good lighting a neccessity in your bathroom, and do you use the room for putting on makeup, or just need good lighting as your only source of light?
  • Use CFL's or LED light bulbs in your new fixture to maximize energy efficiency for your light bill
  • many new fixtures are easier to install using a "snap-in" wire connector vs. the older traditional wire twist nuts, making installation much easier
  • after turning off power, take off the vanity to ensure there is a junction box that houses the bracket, or crossbars holding up the light fixture
  • coordinate your vanity light finish with other features in the bathroom, such as faucets, door handles, etc to ensure an aesthetically pleasing room that matches perfectly
  • Only use the maximum allowed wattage on the fixture, the maximum wattage allowed is stated typically on a UL sticker in or around the light bulb socket or on the back of the fixture as well, exceeding your wattage not only burns out the bulb much faster, but it also creates a fire hazard!
  • Certain parts of vanities such as lock-up caps, crossbars, can vary in from fixture to fixture, but almost always can be installed into the junction box using a #8 fine thread screw being installed in the pic below:



    Good luck on all your redo's and renews!


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    Posted 2011-02-21T19:51:25+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL Joseph_HD_ATL