Installing Recessed Lighting

How to Put in Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is perfect for areas such as the kitchen, hallway, great rooms and living rooms and does a wonderful job of adding light to dark areas or lights for your room.

Tip: Never work on live wires! Make sure you first identify and shut off all circuits before you start working. There are several models available that can be used with existing ceilings and are easy to install. Many also have options for airtight cones as an additional safety feature.

Tip: Make sure area is clear by using stud sensor to make sure there are no obstructions in the immediate area to prevent can from being installed.

Tip: Always follow instructions and use templates that are provided with your lighting fixtures.

Tip: Use a box to collect dust from sheetrock when cutting your opening in your ceiling that might fall down. Once that is out of the way you can start to install your wiring for the fixture.

What is needed for the job
  • 6″ flush can light kit
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
    (Phillips and flathead)
  • Razor
  • Wire cutters
  • Cardboard box
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