Step 1: Choose a location
The first step in installing a wall light is choosing the ideal location for the light. Assess the wall space to determine the best placement for lights. Consider the purpose of the furniture and lights in the room. Avoid mounting the light fixture too high or too low on the wall; the height should be at eye level when you are standing or sitting near the light.
Step 2: Turn off the power
Before starting any electrical work, turn off the power to the area where the light will be installed. This can be done by turning off the appropriate breakers in the electrical panel.
Step 3: Install the Mounting Brackets
Wall sconces usually come with mounting brackets that mount to the wall. Install the brackets by screwing them into place using a drill appropriate for the type of wall you are using and screws. Consult a professional if you are unsure about the correct hardware to use. Make sure the stand is level before proceeding.
Step 4: Wire the Lights
The next step is to wire the lights. Unscrew the wire connectors on the light wires and separate the wires. Feed the wires through the mounting brackets and connect them to the wires in the wall junction box. Connect the black wire to the black wire, the white wire to the white wire, and the green or bare wire to the ground wire in the box. Secure the wires with wire connectors and tuck them into the junction box.
Step 5: Install Lights
Once the wiring is complete, you can mount the light to the mounting bracket. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to mount the lamp to the bracket. Tighten the screw and make sure it is level to hold the light in place.
Step 6: Turn on the power
With the lights on, it's time to turn the power back on. Go to the switchboard and turn on the circuit breaker in your work area. Turn on the light to make sure it is working properly. If there are any problems, double check the wiring and connections.
Step 7: Finishing touches
Finally, make any necessary adjustments to the angle of the light or the position of the shade to ensure the light hits where you want it.