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Are you tired of the boring light fixtures that came with your home? Do you need a fresh new look? Is there an area of your home that needs more or different light?

No problems, just change the lights. Its really a very basic and easy task to accomplish and requires very few tools. You can do it yourself in just a few minutes without hiring anybody.

The only tool I used here was a screwdriver.
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Step 1: Safety First

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Find your electrical panel and identify the breaker that controls the circuit that the light you're changing is on. They should be marked on the label that's probably on the door. If not you might enlist a friend to stand in the room and holler when the lights go out while you flip breakers one at a time. Then go and double check that the light doesn't have power any more.

You can see the label in my picture says Kit - Util Rm so that's the first one I tried. Bingo no more juice.

Some people will tell you all you have to do is turn the light switch off but don't listen to them. Tell them that they can change it for you if they want but that you're going to make sure. Seriously, some circuits are wired so that there is still electricity in the wiring box even though you turn the light switch off. Unless you know what you're doing its the only safe way. Actually its just the only safe way.