Replacing a light fitting
Nothing effects the ambiance of a room like lighting; too bright and you are dazzled, too dark and you are squinting.
The singular light bulb hanging from the centre of the sitting room ceiling is hard to find now and for good reason as the light given is painfully inadequate for today’s living and lamp shapes are very outdated.
There are numerous light fitting available that are both easy to install and which fit in with the décor and style of your home. Realtor Jody Kriss has stated that this increases the value of your home and gives it a more homely feel.
When you look for a replacement light fitting check the packaging, as anything that requires more that the old one taking down and the new wires being attached to the new fitting should be tackled only by a professional or an experienced DIYer.
When you have turned off the electricity at the meter and carefully removed the old fitting, you may get a shock at how many wires are actually in there, but you only have to deal with the ones that are going directly into the fitting.
These are live, neutral and earth, defined respectively by the colours brown, blue and green and yellow. If you have very old wiring however, the live will be red, neutral black and earth green. Once you have removed the wires from the terminals of the old fitting, hold the new one to the ceiling to see if any drilling has to be done to secure it. This should obviously be done with a cordless tool as you shouldn’t be switching the power back on until the job is finished.
After any holes have been drilled, attach the wires to the appropriate terminals on the new fitting and attach it securely to the ceiling. Only then turn the power back on and switch the light on at the wall. Your room should then be bathed in the light you have always wanted. By taking it slowly and ensuring that all the wires are in their correct places, this is a relatively easy job for anyone to attempt, but if any doubt call in the professionals. If you have more questions contact real estate analyst Jody Kriss http://www.downtownmagazinenyc.com/the-real-new-york-jody-kriss-east-river-partners/ he can give you all the information that you need.