How To Install a Flush Mount Fixture to a Junction Box
Are you wondering how to install a flush mount light fixture to a junction box? Color Cord Company is here to help with a video that has all the details! Learn more about how to change a flush mount ceiling light when you watch our easy to follow installation video today!
Table of Contents
- Turning Off the Breaker
- Attaching the Mounting Plate
- Securing the Canopy
- Adding Light Bulbs
We want to ensure that you have everything you need to see this project through. Before you start learning how to install a flush mount light fixture, check your tool kit to ensure you have the following tools to complete this installation:
- Screw Driver
- Electrical Tape
The rest of the accessories should have been provided in your all-in-one kit.
All it takes to learn how to install a flush mount light fixture is five simple steps. Carefully read every step thoroughly before jumping in and getting started!
STEP 1: TURN EVERYTHING OFF
The first thing you must do is turn off the light switch and breaker! The last thing you need is to get zapped by the conductor wires coming from an active junction box. As long as you start with this step, this entire process shouldn't cause you pain (we hope)!
STEP 2: ATTACHING THE MOUNTING PLATE
Attach the canopy mounting plate to your junction box using the provided screws. Feed the conductor wires through the large middle hole of the canopy plate. Make sure you are using the larger mounting plate screws and not the smaller canopy screws.
STEP 3: WIRING
The next step in how you change a flush mount ceiling light is to twist together the corresponding conductor wires from the fixture to the junction box wires.
- Black to Black Positive
- White to White Negative
- Green Ground to Bare Copper Ground
More often than not, the ground wire in your junction box will be a bare copper. Secure each of these using the provided wire nuts, then wrap them with electrical tape to prevent them from moving or slipping.
STEP 4: SECURING THE CANOPY
Push all wires up into the junction box and secure your ceiling canopy to the mounting plate with the provided canopy screws. These are the smaller screws in the kit — not the larger mounting plate screws.
STEP 5: SCREWING IN LIGHT BULBS
This is our favorite step by far! Add your favorite light bulbs, flip your breaker, and light switch back on. Enjoy your new gorgeous lighting!
Guides From Color Cord Company
Learning how to install a flush mount light fixture really is that easy! If you have any additional questions about the process or need a little more guidance, our expert team is here for you. Simply contact us through our online form or give us a call at 1.800.409.1070.
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