How to Replace Outdoor Porch Light Fixtures

Nov 10th

Outdoor porch light fixtures – Replacing the porch light with a safety light is an easy late project. Outdoor security lights use infrared or microwave sensors to illuminate every time someone or something happens within a certain range. Use them to safeguard your home without the cost and inconvenience of leaving a hard light looking all night. Wiring a safety light just like an interior ceiling or wall accessory. To replace an outdoor lamp with a safety light, follow these steps.

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Disconnect power from the fuse panel or circuit outdoor porch light fixtures. You can find several pairs of cables in the wall box. Some of these cables can be wired to the different circuits that the device you are working on. Be Safe: Use a circuit tester or unplug the power to the entire house to make sure all the cables in the box are dead. Remove the bulb cover and lamp bulb. Loosen the screws or nuts securing the fixing base to the wall box. Lower the fixing base and remove the electrical tape or wire nuts from black, white and if present, green wires (ground). Use wire nuts to connect the cables of the new attachment to the corresponding cables in the electrical cabinet.

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Lift and attach the new base plate so that the new stud bolts can be screwed through it to attach to the mounting strap. An outdoor porch light fixtures has a time seal that is inserted between the utility box and the fixing cover plate. The gasket helps prevent water from entering the box. Use the gasket even if the light is installed in an outdoor protected weather zone. Screw on the bulb and replace the bulb cover (if any). Turn on the power and test your toy. Most units have a sensitivity setting. You may need to do a little experimenting with this setting to prevent the light from turning on when a bird flies or the neighbor’s cat walks in your yard at 3 am have an assistant walk in the field of the sight sensor. If the unit does not turn on, increase the sensitivity until it does.

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