Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to Replace Second Floor Hallway Ceiling Lamp

Fig.1 Troubleshot
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:  
Copper wiring for grounding lamp
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Ladder 8-foot 
Metal bracket
Metal screws with self drilling tips
Replacement lamp
Copper wire used for grounding   

Jo Walsh an old friend wanted his lamp changed from square to round.  He wanted all ther lamps to match the other changes in his home. 

This post shows the eight steps on how to replace square to a round lamp.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a eight foot ladder to troubleshoot the ceiling lamp.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the box with the replacement lamp.
Fig.2 Replacement lamp
Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the plans written on site to replace the lamp.
Fig.3 The plan
Fig.4 Plan wires
Step 4: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows the old lamp needed to have the wiring re-routed to the new lamp. But first the lamp innards needed to be removed.
Fig.5 Old wiring box
Fig.6 Electrical wires
Step 5: Fig.7 shows a metal bracket is installed on one side of the metal lamp and in Fig.8 shows the bracket is permanently installed. 
Fig.7 Bracket
Fig.8 Finished bracket
Step 6: Fig.9 and fig.10 shows two-3 inch metal screws were placed in the metal band to hold the new lamp base. The copper wires from the old lamp were attached to the new metal bracket for grounding.
Fig.9 Ground wire
Fig.10 Ground to metal fram3e
Step 7: Fig.11 shows the new lamp wiring. There are two holes drilled within the lamp through the fiberglass and the foil that allows for long screws to handle the base. Fig.12 shows that the fluorescent lamp were placed instead of incandescent lamps for less heat.
Fig.11 New wiring
Fig.12 New bulbs
Step 8: Fig.13 show the job is done.
Fig.13 The job is finished

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