How to Install Recessed Pot Lighting
Recessed lights give you lighting that’s functional but “hidden” in the ceiling. Also known as can lights, this type of light can be used for ambiance, task lighting or to highlight decor around your home. You can install recessed lights either during new construction or when remodeling. This guide details how to install recessed lighting and which recessed lighting parts you’ll need to complete the job.
- Turn the wall switch in the room to the “off” setting.
- Turn off the power to the room at the main fuse or breaker box. If you can’t turn off power for just that room, turn off the power for the entire house.
- Use a voltage tester to be sure there is no electricity flowing through the wires.
Tip: If you are not comfortable working with electricity, call a licensed electrician to complete your installation rather than learning how to install recessed lighting yourself.