Next, let's see what you have under the old light fixture.
- Remove the fixture shade. How you do this will depend on the fixture you have. You may have to unscrew little screws holding the shade in place, unclip some clips as shown in the photo, or just unscrew the glass shade from the base.
- Once the ceiling fixture shade is removed, then remove the fixture base from the ceiling by unscrewing two little bolts that you will see attached to the base, or by removing a knurled knob fastened to a threaded tube in the center of the fixture as shown in the photo.
- Once the fixture base is removed, disconnect the wiring by unscrewing the wire nuts and remove the fixture base completely.
- Next, remove the old mounting bracket.