Installing Wall Lamps

wall lamp fixture
  • 1-3 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 0-500
What You'll Need
A marker pen
A high wooden stool (if lamp is to be fixed at a high level)
Nails
Dry wall anchors
Screws
Rubber mallet
Screwdriver
Insulation tape
Tester
What You'll Need
A marker pen
A high wooden stool (if lamp is to be fixed at a high level)
Nails
Dry wall anchors
Screws
Rubber mallet
Screwdriver
Insulation tape
Tester

Using wall lamps is an effective way to light up your homes and add a comfortable feel to your rooms. They can add beauty to any kind of space if installed in the right places or angles. Depending on your budget and taste, there are a wide range of lamps to choose from. The best part is that these can be installed very easily without even having to pay for an electrician.

Step 1 - Select the Wall Lamp

Wall lamps come in a vast variety of shapes and finishes to select from. Choose a lamp according to its place of installation. While your bathroom may require a medium watt lamp, your night lamp might be low on power. Also select a shade that reflects your décor style. Your nearest electrical store and online marketplaces have enough options to choose from.

Step 2 - Locate the Installation Area and Power Source

circuit box

If you have any concerns, hire an electrician to check the main wiring of your house. This involves a lot of risk and therefore it is better to seek professional help if you’ve had other fixtures shorting out or failing to work properly. You can have a professional run wiring to a new location if required too.

Practice all electrical safety practices as you work.

Step 3 - Test the Connection

Make sure the newly wired portion is properly allowing passage of current by using an electricity tester. If the tester glows, then you can proceed with work after switching off the main fuse while you work on installing the lamp.

Step 4 - Connect the Wall Lamp to the Wires

outdoor wall lamp

Use the marker to mark the points for mounting the lamp. Make a tiny hole using the nail on the part of the wall you marked and insert the drywall anchors. This will firmly hold the light shade in place. Make sure the neutral and positive ends of the wires are attached to their own areas of the lamp fixture. Twist the wires and tape them with insulation tape at the ends.

Step 5 - Complete Final Installation Steps

Switch on the power supply at the circuit breaker and check if the lights are working properly. It should work if all the instructions are carefully followed. If not, check the wiring points and repeat step 4 after disconnecting the power source. Finally screw in the entire fixture so the installation matches the picture printed on the lamp box.