Step 2: Unscrew the nuts

unscrew the nuts on the lighting fixture
Photo: Cressida Payavis
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Release the fixture by unscrewing the nuts on its housing, and disconnect the hot black and neutral white wires coming out of the metal box in the ceiling from those on the fixture. You may also need to disconnect a third ground wire (usually green or bare copper).
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    Tools List

    • ladder
      Ladder
    • Nut screwdriver
      Screw Driver
    • Circuit tester
      Circuit Tester

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage lighting fixture

    2. Wire nuts

    3. Crossbar mounting bracket