Chandeliers are classy and beautiful. Adding one to your home can enhance your home’s value and appearance. Installing one chandelier in your home can make a huge difference. When someone visits, they’ll be stunned to see the chandelier, and you’ll receive many compliments.
Nevertheless, you’re going to have trouble installing a chandelier. Chandeliers are big and bulky, so you may believe installing one will be too complicated. It doesn’t have to be. As long as you know what you’re doing and you have help, you’ll be able to install the light without much trouble.
First and foremost, you’ll need to gather your supplies.
You will need the following items.
- A drill or a screwdriver
- Something to strip the wire
- A ladder
- Pair of plies
- Wire tester or voltmeter
- A tape measure
Once you’ve collected everything, you’ll want to begin installing the chandelier.
In all likelihood, you’ll need to install the chandelier using a chain or hook. Before getting started, you’ll want to turn off electricity to your home. Shutting off power is the best way to protect yourself from electrical shocks. Turn off the breaker before moving forward.
Then, you should open the box and look for the instructions. You need to read them carefully and find out how to install the chandelier correctly. After completing these steps, you’ll want to start working on the electrical box. Remove the canopy so you can see the electrical wires above you.
Check the wires to make sure they’re in excellent condition. If they’re not, you may want to hire an electrician to replace the wire. Then, you can begin installing the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket will support the chandelier and prevent it from wobbling or falling to the ground.
Run the wire through the chandelier chain. Leave some excess wire so you’ll have plenty left to connect the wiring with nuts. Hang the chandelier before connecting the electrical wires.
Connect the black wire to the black wire. Then, do the same for the white wire. Once the wires are connected, you can hide the wires by pushing them back into the box.
Now, you can secure the chandelier and install the bulbs. Turn on the breaker and switch to make sure everything is working correctly. If you’re still having problems, you should contact a qualified electrician. H&A NYC Electrician installs chandeliers for residents of New York City. Contact us to get started right now.