Have you ever found a light fixture on clearance, at a yard sale, or while thrifting, but you didn’t buy it because you didn’t want to mess with wiring it? Well, for accent lighting, you don’t have to hard wire! Just follow these easy steps on How to Install a Light Without Wiring!
*This technique is best for accent lighting only-bedside lights, a spot light for art, or a light that is mostly for decorative purposes. The tap lights used will not put off enough light to light a room.
What You Need:
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~Round junction box that will fit inside the base of the light fixture
~Drill and drill bit
~Strong glue, like Gorilla glue, Superglue, or hot glue
Clip off the wiring from the light fixture with wire cutters, or bind them up so that they are not in the way of the fixture mounting flushly.
Dry fit the junction box inside the base of the fixture to be sure that it will fit. If there are already holes in the base of the fixture, check to see that they will line up with holes in the junction box. If not, drill into the base of the fixture where holes will be needed.
Mount the junction box on the wall, paying careful attention to which direction it needs to go in order to match up with the screw holes in the base of the light fixture.
Glue the base of the tap light into the fixture wherever it will stick securely. Make sure when gluing that you will still able to unscrew the tap light to change batteries.
Line up the screw holes in the electric plate and the base of the light fixture, and screw into place.
That’s it! That’s all there is to install a light without wiring!
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