Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to Replace a Front Patio Lamp

Fig.1 Damaged lamp
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless Screwdriver 
Hex head tip
Metal pipe
New sensor lamp kit

Mr. Bothem had purchase several patio light for his side yard. He and the neighborhood kids were always stealing or damaging his sensor light because they illuminated their neighbor in Upland, California. He had tried several different types and always they had either broken the light or just removed the entire lamp from his home. He spoke to them with help and he made an agreement to use lower wattage lamps just to light up his yard and not light up the entire block.

This post shows the three steps to removing a damage patio light for a new updated patio sensor light.

Step 1: The first step was to remove the existing lamp frame and fig.1 shows the old patio lamp that was severely damaged. It was held on by Phillip metal screws.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the new lamp kit with non-breakable lamps that are now installed in the exterior light box. The new patio lamp was installed with two hex head metal screws into the round light box. A metal pipe at the bottom of the light box that was added to get power to the flood lamp sensor. The kit came with hardened non-breakable lamp to prevent damaged from the weather.
Fig.2 New lamp
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the new sensor that was placed on the bottom of the lamp. The job is finished and the light is not so bright to entertain the entire block, but enough light to protect his investment.
Fig.3 Another view

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