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Lighting Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our lighting projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Install Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Heath Eastman demonstrates how to install landscape lighting along a garden path. Adding landscape lighting to a walkway or path can improve the look and experience of the area.

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How to Control Smart Lighting

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey tests out some new smart lighting configurations.

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How to Install a Gas Lantern

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to St. Louis to install a gas lantern on an original 1890s home in a historic neighborhood.

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How to Install Ultra-Thin Exterior Lighting

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.

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How to Use LED Lighting

Electrician Scott Caron shows new technologies and applications for LED lighting.

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How to Install Deck Rail Lighting

Ask This Old House master electrician, Heath Eastman, installs undermount, LED deck railing lights for a homeowner whose only deck lighting includes a single, bright spotlight.

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How to Install Under-Cabinet Lighting and Power

Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner upgrade her kitchen with new LED lights and electrical outlets

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How to Install a Dining Room Chandelier

In this DIY Smarts, Heath Eastman installs a chandelier in a homeowner’s dining room.

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How to Switch Basement Lighting

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

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How to Install an Antique Light Fixture

Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, helps a homeowner install an antique light fixture in her historic St. Paul, MN, home

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How to Wire for a New Ceiling Light

Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron installs a new switch and ceiling fixture for a homeowner

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How to Add Overhead Lighting to a Bedroom

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron adds dimmable overhead lighting to a dark bedroom

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How to Install Cable Lighting

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron replaces a track lighting setup with cable lighting in a new baby’s nursery.

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How to Add Automatic Lighting to a Closet

Lighting expert Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to brighten up a dark closet and never have to flip on a light switch

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How to Convert a Kerosene Lantern into a Lamp

Master electrician Scott Caron brings electricity to a lantern that used to be lit with kerosene

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How to Choose Recessed Lights

Electrician Charles Vargas explains light-bulb options for recessed fixtures.

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How to Install Recessed Lights

Electrician Charles Vargas upgrades and installs ceiling lights with This Old house host, Kevin O’Connor.

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How to Install a Pendant Light

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discovers the proper way to install ceiling-mounted light fixtures

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How to Install a Motorized Light Lift

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

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How to Add an Overhead Light

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install a chandelier in a dimly lit dining room

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How to Install Surface-mounted Downlights

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner improve his living room with surface-mounted downlights

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How to Convert a Recessed Light to a Pendant

Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, helps a homeowner convert recessed lights into stylish new pendant lights

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How to Install Fiesta String Lights

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas

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How to Install Track Lights and Speakers

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

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How to Install an Outdoor Wall Sconce and Recessed Lights

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

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How to Replace a Post Light

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace a lamppost light in his driveway

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How to Add Task Lighting to a Kitchen

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician to help a couple add task lighting to their dark kitchen

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How to Install Recessed Lighting in a Kitchen

Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron demonstrates how to install recessed light fixtures in a finished ceiling

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How to Install Track Lighting With Ease

Master electrician Allen Gallant shows how to install a ceiling-mounted track lighting system. We show you the costs involved and offer a step-by-step process.

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How to Install an Entry Light

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor illuminates the key steps to lighting up an entryway.

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How to Install Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

Light up your yard with help from This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and Mark Piantedosi.