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How to Install a Wall Sconce or Wall Light Fixture

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Remove Existing Wall Light Fixtures
How to Install a Wall Sconce or Wall Light Fixture

Remove the existing wall mounted light fixture.

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Turn the wall power switch controlling the light fixture to the off position. If there is any chance another person could turn on the switch while you are working (e.g., children or spouse) then turn off the power at the main power panel.

Remove the existing fixture. You may need to remove a cover plate to access mounting screws. There are many different mounting methods so you will have to look at your existing fixture to see what is required.

Once the fixture is separated from the electrical box mounting bracket, remove the plastic wire nuts securing the existing wiring to the wall power wiring and remove the existing fixture completely.

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