How to Update Recessed Lighting


Adding recessed lighting is a great way to update and modernize your home. However, if you already have older and dated recessed lighting you may be wondering how in the world you can make it look fresh and modern without completely replacing your lighting. By following a few simple steps you can take your current recessed lighting out of history and into the present.

Things You'll Need

  • New trim
  • Turn off the power to the lighting that you are updating.

  • Remove the light bulb to the light you are working on. Remove the current trim by unhooking the trim springs.

  • Loosen the socket mounting screw and carefully remove the socket. Loosely retighten the socket mounting screw when the socket is removed. Squeeze the socket spring clips together on the new trim, pinch the trim mounting clips and insert the trim into the ceiling. When this is done properly it should be tight in the ceiling.

  • Replace the light bulb and turn on the power.

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