Lighting Fixtures | Install and Repair Guide

Good lighting in your home interior makes your home more vibrant and pleasant. However, as a homeowner, you may need a new lighting fixture, or just fixing the existing one to transform the look of your home interior. Sometimes you may notice that certain areas of your home interior need additional lighting, maybe because you have rearranged your home furniture. You could also need lighting in naturally dark spaces such as a garage, basement, or store.

If so then it’s important that you seek professional assistance to do lighting fixtures in your home. While some homeowners take it as a DIY type of job, sometimes it can be dangerous, complicated, and time-consuming. This is where the Redox Electric team comes in to offer professional assistance in lighting fixtures anywhere within your home. With many years of experience, the Redox Electric team will advise on the best lighting fixtures in the market and install them at your convenience.

Types of lighting fixtures

There is a lighting fixture for every need or room, from sleek track lightings, floor lamps to elegant chandeliers. There are two main categories of lighting fixtures in homes: Recessed lighting and LED Lighting.

  1. Recessed lighting fixture installation

Recessed lighting is becoming highly desirable in homes. This type of lighting adds some elegance to a noticeable area such as kitchen, dining room, or family room. Recessed lighting is often fixed on the ceiling or wall to light without directly being directly visible, creating a pleasant effect in the room.

To get the best-recessed lighting installation, contact Redox Electric and you will receive technical assistance on the best lighting fixtures in the market for the installation of your recessed lighting. Our technicians will also readily assess your room and share their best strategies to make your room look elegant.

  1. LED Lighting Fixtures and Installation

LED (light-emitting diode) has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Most homeowners and businesses use LED lighting installation as an artistic approach to creating beauty in their homes or business enterprise. LED lights are more durable than conventional lights. LED lightings create more possibilities for decorations, hence making it possible for homeowners to install them in both interior and exterior of their homes. Some of the common LED lights include:

  • Bathroom shelves lighting
  • Hallway and doorway lighting
  • Stairway lighting
  • Floor lighting
  • Dresser lighting
  • Floor lighting
  • Deck lighting
  • Pool lighting
  • Fence lighting
  • Garage lighting
  • Workspace lighting
  • Patio lighting, etc.

LED lighting installation can be done practically anywhere in the compound, and programmed to your preferred colors at intervals or static. You probably have a design in mind and want technical assistance on how to implement it, a Redox Electric electrician is ready to help you transform your home lighting arrangements to give you a feel of a modern environment.

The Best Lighting Fixtures

The global lighting industry is moving from conventional lighting technology such as incandescent and fluorescent lighting to advanced and energy-efficient LED lighting technology. There are also strict regulations on energy consumption, which require that everyone focuses on how to use energy-efficient equipment. The new technology is also giving better lighting distribution, temperature, and colour consistency. If you want to do a lighting fixture repair or install a new one, Redox Electric electricians are ready to assist you to accomplish the task.

Redox Electric emphasizes the need to make use of the new lighting technology as it offers better and more balanced lighting in homes.

Some of the best lighting fixtures are:

How to install a lighting fixture

Although electrical DIY projects may not be recommended to everyone because of the risks involved, some people would want to try and install a lighting fixture by themselves. Even simple electrical work around the house requires a little knowledge and the right tools.

The following are steps to installing a lighting fixture

Step 1: shut off the power

While for some fixtures you can simply shut the power off at the switch, it’s advisable not to take chances, hence shut off the power at the breaker.

Step 2: Connect wires

Identify the wires with their colours. White (neutral), black (current), and copper (ground). Use the wire stripper to remove ¾” of wire sheathing. Bend the wire into a U-shape to attach it to screw connections, then crimp the wire closed and tighten the screw. Crimp white wire to the silver screw, black to gold screw, and ground to the green screw.

Step 3: Attach fixture to the box

The pull-chain fixture attached with two screws will go directly into the box. However, you may also find one screw directly on the mounting plate. After you finish mounting the fixture, install a light bulb, and then turn on the breaker.

How to repair a lighting fixture

Sometimes your lighting fixture may need just a small repair to function normally again. If you’re comfortable with DIY then you can take the following steps to complete a lighting fixture repair in your home:

  • Step 1: turn off the power, your first task is to shut off power at the source to avoid any electrical shock accident.
  • Step 2: Remove the canopy to expose the wiring and fixture hardware
  • Step 3: Unscrew the three wires (black, white, and copper) – installing a lighting fixture means you’re connecting 3 wires from the fixture to 3 wires installed in the ceiling.
  • Step 4: Remove old light fixture- After disconnecting the wires, the old fixture is often free to be removed.
  • Step 5: Install a new bracket (if need be). Sometimes this may be unnecessary because all lighting fixtures are universal, hence are compatible with each other.
  • Step 6: Connect the new fixture wires- secure the new lighting fixture and adjust where possible
  • Step 7: Switch on the power and test the new lighting fixture

Tips to get the best lighting fixture

When upgrading your home with a new lighting fixture or wants to do a lighting fixture repair, including fixing a wall, floor, roof, and corridor with the latest lighting designs.

To get the best lighting fixture, you need to do the following:

  • Determine the diameter of the space to where you want to fix the lighting. Measure the room and take the sum of the measurements (width and length).
  • Measure the size of your table: for example, a 48 inches wide dining table will need a 36 inches chandelier.
  • Measure your ceiling height. For example, if you want to install a chandelier, which should not extend any farther than 2.5 feet from the tabletop.
  • Check the design of your room and give it a matching lighting fixture
  • Ask lighting fixture electricians. For example, Redox Electric electricians will professionally guide you through the process and ensure you only get the best lighting fixture in your home