How to Replace Old Light Fixtures with New Ones

If your home is like most, your light fixtures are probably old and outdated. Replacing old light fixtures is a quick and easy way to give your home a fresh, new look. Whether you’re looking to update a single light fixture or you’re looking to replace all of the fixtures in your home, please take a few moments for some advice from your local Christchurch electrician before you get started.

What to Look for When Replacing Old Light Fixtures


The first thing to consider is the function of the room. Different rooms need different types of lighting. For example, a bathroom needs bright, even lighting for tasks like applying makeup or shaving, while a living room needs softer, diffused light for relaxing and entertaining.


Once you know what type of lighting you need, you can start narrowing down your options. There are a lot of different styles of light fixtures available, so take some time to browse and find one that fits your taste.

When choosing a style, it is important to consider the overall theme of your home. For example, if you have a traditional home, then choosing a traditional style of light fixture would be the best option. However, if you have a more modern home, then choosing a contemporary style of light fixture would be a better choice.


Once you’ve decided on the style of the fixtures, you’ll need to choose the right size. It’s important to make sure the fixtures you choose are the correct size for the space you’re putting them in. If you’re not sure what size you need, it’s a good idea to bring a tape measure with you when you’re shopping. That way, you can be sure the fixtures you choose will fit perfectly in the space you have.


The height of your ceilings will also impact the type of light fixture you choose. A room with high ceilings will need a taller light fixture, whereas a room with low ceilings will need a shorter light fixture.


Finally, you’ll need to decide on the finish of the fixtures. There are a variety of finishes to choose from, so you’ll want to pick something that compliments the other finishes in your home. For example, if you have stainless steel appliances, you might want to choose fixtures with a brushed nickel finish.


Finally, you will need to consider your budget when choosing a new light fixture. There are many affordable options available, so you should be able to find a light fixture that fits your budget.

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you’re ready to start shopping for new light fixtures!

How to Replace Old Light Fixtures

Now that you know what to look for when shopping for new light fixtures, it’s time to learn how to actually replace them. Replacing light fixtures is a relatively easy process, but there are a few things to do before you get started.

First, you’ll need to turn off the power to the fixture you’re replacing.

You can do this by flipping the switch on the wall to the “off” position. Once the power is off, you can remove the old fixture.

To remove the old fixture, start by… hang on…

On second thoughts, just call us.

We don’t want you falling through your ceiling, electrocuting yourself, or setting your house on fire.

This is probably one of those job best left to an electrician.

You can contact us here, or call us on 03-382-1668

We’d love to help you and can probably save you a lot of time, stress and energy as well.

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