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How to Install Vanity Lighting

Lighting can help transform a rundown bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Use these instructions to install halogen vanity lighting and update your space in no time.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cut a Hole

Mark the location of the light, based on where the electrical runs in the wall.

Use a hole saw with an attachment the same size as the remodeler's box to cut out a circle hole in the wall.

cut hole for light based on electrical in wall

Step 2: Install the Remodeler's Box and Fixture

Pull the electrical wires out of the wall (Image 1), and thread them through the new remodeler's box.

Screw the remodeler's box into the wall (Image 2), and attach the universal mounting bracket (Image 3).

Connect the light fixture wires to the supply wires, and screw the fixture into place.

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