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How to Install Pendant Lights

Pendant lights come in a number of styles and are a great way to add light to a room. Use these step-by-step instructions and easily install pendant lights in your house.

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lights come extra long so they can be cut to size
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cut the Sleeve and Rod

Determine what length the lights should be. They come extra long from the manufacturer so you can cut them to the size you want.

After disassembling the light and decorative sleeve, mark and cut both the decorative sleeve and the rod to length with a hacksaw.

Step 2: Assemble and Secure the Lights

Reassemble the lights and snip the wires down with linesman pliers (Image 1).

Put the threaded bar into a standard mounting bracket (Image 2).




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