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How to Wire Recessed Ceiling Lights

Recessed "high hat" lighting fixtures provide excellent illumination and give a room an elegant appearance.

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Top 24 Electrical Wiring Projects

  1. 1. How to Connect an Electric Skylight

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to connect the wiring for an electric skylight.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. Step 5: Connect Motor Wiring (01:37)

    How to connect the wiring on the ceiling fan motor.

  3. 3. How to Run Electrical Wire and Install Insulation

    Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to improve your basement by running new electrical and putting up energy-saving insula...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

    How to install the fan controls and adjust the fan for different seasons.

  5. 5. Step 6: Attach Fan Blades (01:00)

    How to attach the fan blades to the rotating bezel.

  6. 6. Recessed "Can" Lighting (03:50)

    Here are the things to know when choosing and installing recessed lights.

  7. 7. Step 2: Remove Light Fixture (01:33)

    How to remove an existing light fixture from the ceiling.

  8. 8. How to Install a Ceiling Fan (11:24)

    Amy Matthews demonstrates step by step how to install a ceiling fan.

  9. 9. How to Install a Three-Way Switch and Wire a Circuit

    Typically used for hallways and staircases, three-way switches are used in instances where two separate switches control one. Use these...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. How to Rough-In Wiring

    Once you've determined your new home's electrical needs and planned for the electrical system, it's time for the rough-in stage. Use th...

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  11. 11. Create a Solar Powered Shed

    Install a solar panel on your workshop to power your tools.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. How To Wire the Electric Controller for a Sprinkler System

    The electronic controller is the brain behind the irrigation system. Learn how to wire it to a sprinkler system.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Step 4: Install Bracket (01:48)

    How to install the mounting bracket for a ceiling fan.

  14. 14. Step 7: Attach Light Fixture (00:56)

    How to attach the light fixture to a ceiling fan.

  15. 15. Electrical Wiring Basics (01:30)

    Learn about the electrical components of your sprinkler system.

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