Lighting How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our lighting step-by-step tips & ideas.
You can replace an antique light switch without updating the look. Master Electrician, Heath Eastman tells you how.
Help make meal prep easier and add mood lighting with peel-and-stick tape lined with LEDs
Light bulbs. Everyone uses them. And there are plenty of options when it comes to what kinds of light bulbs to use in your home or apartment. Read this guide to learn how to choose the right light bulbs for your home.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner improve his living room with surface-mounted downlights
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add switching to basement lights that used to be controlled by a pull string
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric lift to move her light fixture up and down, allowing easy access to the fixture for changing lights and cleaning
Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner upgrade her kitchen with new LED lights and electrical outlets
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron replaces a track lighting setup with cable lighting in a new baby’s nursery.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.
Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron installs a new switch and ceiling fixture for a homeowner
Achieve a magical look in your yard with these nightscaping suggestions
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discovers the proper way to install ceiling-mounted light fixtures
Here are step-by-step instructions to get the best kitchen under cabinet lighting for a range of tasks.
Master electrician Heath Eastman helps a homeowner with an askew light fixture, centering it over their dining room table.
Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to illuminate a walkway by installing landscape lighting.
More than just a beacon leading to the front door, exterior lighting helps define the look of a house. With planning and a bit of math, you can put your home's best face forward.
Do you have an electrical issue you’re looking to fix? Read our guide to learn some common electrical problems you might face, and the best solutions for each.
A solar lantern is the perfect way to add a little ambiance without the hassle of expensive hard-wired lighting. Follow these directions to learn how to make your own DIY solar lantern for less than $15.
Scott Caron offers advice on how to keep your home energy-efficient when using recessed lights
Artificial light has a negative impact on sleeping habits. Here's a solution that might help
Use hardworking sconces to illuminate a reading nook, sink wall, fireplace mantel, or any other place you want to brighten in style
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, helps a homeowner convert recessed lights into stylish new pendant lights
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, deciphers the information on a lightbulb label
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install a chandelier in a dimly lit dining room
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, installs LED track lights and LED track lights with Bluetooth speaker technology to brighten up a loft bedroom
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, helps a homeowner install an antique light fixture in her historic St. Paul, MN, home
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs an outdoor wall sconce and recessed lights at an old church that now serves as a house