You don't have to be Bob Vila to install new lighting by Jesse Bluma

You don't have to be Bob Vila to Install New Lighting


The one I installed (above)







The fixtures above are made by PLC Lighting, "Since 1989, PLC Lighting, Inc. has continued to provide our customers with both contemporary and traditional lighting fixtures in a multitude of styles. Our product can be found in showrooms throughout North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands, who furnish the finest residences, hotels, restaurants, and office complexes all over the world." (PLC Lighting)

A few tips when installing ceiling fixtures:

Turn off the current at the main switch before attempting any mounting. 

It may take two to install--some fixtures are heavier than they appear.  

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. 

Make sure you have all the parts, yes that will require reading the directions.

Determine the placement of the fixture before installing--hold the the fixture in place while someone else moves about the space to see if proper illumination is being provided.   Make sure cabinets and other items are not casting shadows.  


I purchased my new lighting through Lighting Universe.  It is a good idea to check with their site for sales throughout the year.   A link is provided below. 

"Established in 1999, ATG (ATG Stores) owns and operates an extended family of more than 500 online stores and 4 showrooms throughout Washington State, providing customers with the widest selection of home design products and remodeling fixtures available online. With over 3 million products from more than 1,500 name brand manufacturers ranging from lighting to plumbing, furniture, hardware, flooring, appliances, d├ęcor, children's products, outdoor living, and more - ATG Stores has become the premier shopping destination for industry professionals and homeowners wanting to build, remodel, and beautify their homes and businesses. ATG's mission is to always bring the best selection of home design products to their customers, with the best service, at the lowest prices. Visit ATGstores.com to learn more." (Lightinguniverse)


Bob Vila was the host of This Old House, owned his own home improvement business, and served in the Peace Corps.  He now offers home improvement, home building, house tours, and home buying advice on his own website.  You can learn more about Bob, see his videos, and articles by checking out his website.













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