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Replacing your outdoor light fixtures is a great way to revitalize your home exterior. Today, we’re going to show you how to replace your outdoor wall sconce.
The tools you’re going to need are:
And a Level.
You may also need electrical tape.
The light Fixture we’re installing today is the Meridian Outdoor Sconce by Hubbardton Forge. Hubbardton Forge is well known for their high quality, handcrafted wrought Iron light fixtures. They’re durable enough to withstand the elements while adding unique style to your home.
The first and most important step of the installation process is to turn off the circuit breaker associated with the location of your light installation.
Now, detach the light fixture that is currently installed. Unscrew the light fixture base and disconnect the wires.
Woah woah woah, hold up. Cut the music. That aint right. Upon removing the light from the wall, we found that our light was not installed properly, looking like this.
The problem with this kind of installation is that there is no junction box installed at all. Not only is this not safe and up to code, but it means we are unable to attach the bracket that holds the light fixture in place. If your light was installed correctly and had a junction box behind it, then feel free to skip this next step. If your light looks like this, then here’s one way to fix this problem:
The additional materials you’ll need are:
A junction box
A multi-tool with saw blade
Screws, drill, and drill bits
Now, we’re going to be using the plywood to act as a “frame” for the light fixture. Cut it to your desired shape, size, and paint it to your liking. Make sure to cut a hole in the center of the plywood that is big enough for the junction box.
c. Next trace the edges of the frame on your home. You’ll be using these lines to inform you where to cut into the house.
d. Now cut a hole in the side of your home to fit that fit the frame, removing the siding and exposing the wall underneath.
e. With the wall exposed, trace around your junction box on the wall where the wires are.
Using the outline of the junction box, cut a hoel into that wall that will fit the junction box.
Next install the junction box and pull the wires through the box.
Now set the plywood frame in the hole, sealing the inside edges with caulk before placing. Screw it in to secure it and use caulk again to provide a seal around the edges.
With the junction box installed and the wires ready, you’re now ready to continue your normal installation.
Now simply attach the new light fixture bracket to the junction box.
Next, if necessary, assemble the light fixture according the manufacturer instructions.
With the light assembled and the bracket in place, match the wires of the new light fixture with the wires from the house. Match them up by color- black to black, and white to white.
Then simply screw the new fixtures onto the new bracket.
Turn the power on, and enjoy.
And that’s how you install an outdoor wall sconce. We hope we were of some help today and we welcome you to join us next time.