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How to Replace an Outdated Light Fixture

This outdated light fixture is in need of an update. Find out how to easily replace a light fixture.

More in Remodeling

replace an outdated light fixture
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Prepare the Light Fixture for Removal

If you decide to do the work yourself, read and follow the instructions and safety precautions that come with your replacement fixture. Turn off the power to the existing fixture at the main breaker box.

For any electrical work, you may want to consult a licensed electrician before you start. If you're not comfortable doing electrical work yourself, consider leaving this job to the pros .

Step 2: Remove and Replace the Fixture

Remove the 1970s light fixture (Image 1).

Pull away the wallpaper covering from around the fixture (Image 2).

When bathroom restoration is completed, install period or reproduction light fixture.