Upload error. Warnings Shut off power before connecting the new wiring to existing wiring. Step 3: If you shut something off at the panel there is no power to the wires or boxes in the house. Edit Related wikiHows.
Installing a new light fixture requires careful planning and attention to detail.
How To: Install a Light Fixture
Install the Romex or other cable between the power source and boxes in the voids of the walls, ceilings, and floors with a snake or fish tape. Shut off power For some fixtures you can simply shut the power off at the switch, but I recommend always shutting power off at the breaker. Power to switch, power to fixture and installing the power and load point at same switch. Jeff Huynh is the General Manager of Handyman Rescue Team, a full service solution in home services, renovations, and repair in the Greater Seattle area.