Replacing a light fixture is a fairly simple project you can do in an afternoon. As one of the top residential electrical supply shops in Rock Hill, SC, our team at Carolina Electrical Supply helps folks update their lighting every day. Here are three tips you need to remember before you start replacing a light fixture:

  1. Make sure the power is off – This is the most important step to take before any electrical project! Please stay safe and turn off the power before you do anything else.
  2. Gather the correct tools – Here are the tools you’ll need for the project: multimeter (to test to see if the power is off), needle nose pliers, and a screwdriver, wire nuts, electrical tape, and the fixture you’ll install.
  3. Double check every step – Make sure you follow the instructions provided with the new light fixture. Double check before connecting any wires, before screwing the fixture to the ceiling, and before flipping the switch to test it.

If you’re having trouble finding the correct electrical supplies for your project or just need some advice, please contact CESCO’s residential electrical supply store today and let us help you! We can assist you in finding the electrical contractor supplies you need, as well as the right types of lighting fixtures for your home.