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How to Install Marine-Grade Light Fixtures

These step-by-step instructions show how to install marine-grade light fixtures with little or no metal exposed to the elements.

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installing marine grade light fixtures
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Highlights:

Step 1: Install the Fixture

Make sure the power is off at the electrical panel. Tip: When choosing a new light fixture, choose a marine-grade fixture. Exposed hardware should be noncorrosive, either galvanized metal or stainless steel. Be sure to confirm that the fixture is manufactured for a wet environment. Remove the existing rusty fixture and detach from the wiring by removing the wire nuts (Image 1). Install the new model, following the manufacturer’s instructions (Image 2).

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