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Turn off the power to the fixture from the home’s main circuit panel (circuit breaker or fuse box).
Remove the light fixture’s cap screw and cover plate, and pull the fixture away from the junction box in the ceiling.
Unscrew the wire nuts connecting the fixture’s wires and house wiring. Be careful not to touch the bare wire ends until you use a circuit tester to make sure the power is off. Remove the fixture from the ceiling.
Connect the wires for the new fixture, attaching black to black and white to white. Secure each connection with a wire nut.
Carefully push the wires back into the junction box, and secure the new fixture with the cap screw provided.