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How to Install Can Lights

Add light to any room of the house with these step-by-step instructions.

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Wire the Cans

Wire the cans in a series -- one wire in, one wire out to the next light.

Thread the BX cable in and tighten the wire clamp.

Connect the wires with wire nuts. Be sure to connect the ground wires.

thread BX cable in and tighten wire clamp

Step 2: Secure the Fixture

Put the cover plate on and slide the fixture into the ceiling.

Push the four black locking tabs to lock the fixture inside the hole.

Slide the trim plate into the can fixture.

lock fixture inside hole




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