How to Hide Gaps Around a Ceiling Light Box

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Hiding gaps around a ceiling light box can give a great, finished look to your room. Hide gaps around a ceiling light box with help from a Foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I’m Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. Today, I’m going to talk to you about how to hide those ceiling gaps around your light box. For this job, we’ll be using a battery-powered drill with a Phillips tip bit, and this thing right here, which is actually a light trim kit. What it does is it goes over the gap that’s there between your box and your ceiling and hides everything underneath it. And then, you can mount your light right to this. One thing with those gaps is, a lot of bugs can get up in there and get into your electrical system. So, first thing you want to do is remove the old light fixture. So, go ahead, get your wires ready, and make sure before you do any electrical work you shut the power off at the electrical box. So, we’re going to take the trim for the light, go ahead and put it up. Then, I’m just going to bend the wires out to hold it up there while I get ready to mount the light. So, take the light, go ahead and install in back, and make sure that your trim is right above it. Alright, now that we have our wires hooked back up, we’re going to take the light and push it up into place, and then take our mounting screws and mount the light. Now, as you tighten the light up, you want to make sure that the trim is covering all the gaps. And then, if it’s off just a little bit, you can go ahead and knock it over where it needs to go. Then, tighten everything right back up. I’m Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and we just talked about how to hide gaps around your ceiling light box. Thanks for watching. Good luck with this project!


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