Sunday, October 6, 2013

The fixture that I will be showing is the Patriot Lighting Vanity bar. I'm installing this in a residential home. This would be a great choice for apartments, duplexes, and possible hotels.

Step #1

Be aware that AC Voltage can be dangerous if your not aware of the dangers.  The voltage is 120Volts and can be lethal.  The safest way to deal with electrical projects is to turn off the power to the project before you stick your hands around the project your working on. Here's my circuit panel, your will be similar just find the circuit that turns off your room your working in.

Step #2

Remove the old fixture so you can install a new light fixture. Here is my old light fixture. Wasn't really that hard to remove.

Step #3

Now we start installing the new light fixture. I put the fixture on my carpet so you can see what it looks like before it is installed.  I will be installing a Patriot lighting fixture. It is 36" W x 4-3/4" H x 2-1/8" Ext. It is low cost but looks nice. It also has a bronze finish.

This is what the unit looks like when I mounted it on the wall.  In the middle is where you connect the AC power wires. Black on black (Hot wires). White on white (Neutral wires). And then there is a chassis ground which is bare wire you connect for fixture for safety.

In this photo, where my finger is you will see the chassis ground wire. This is the wire you hook up for grounding.

I decided to use energy savings light fixtures.  They are called ECO BULB Bright white.  The box says they last up to 9 Years or 10,000 Life Hours. They are 600 lumens. Mine are 60 Watt equivalent but they only pull 12 Watts of power from the power line.  This light fixture uses 6 bulbs.

Here's what you get when you get the fixture installed.

After you flip the light switch.

Here's the finished goods.

Hope you enjoyed my install project. The hardest part about this project was finding all my tools, hehe.