Monday, 25 May 2015

How To Install An LED Tube Light

The sale of LED tube light fittings for homes has substantially increased in recent years. The main reason for this being that most people are coming to realize just how cost effective such lighting can be.

If you do decide to invest money buying such lighting for your home you could either pay someone to install the new light fittings for you or you can do the work yourself. We would only recommend you install the light fittings yourself if you fully know what you are doing and of course you have the right tools.

When it comes to installing an LED tube light in your home there are certain things that you should be doing. Below we take you through the things that need to be done in order to install such a light in your home.

Step 1 - Before you can replace your current fluorescent light with an LED one the first thing you need to understand is that the current one is made up of three components. Within a fluorescent light you will find ballast, a starter and the tube light which all have to be removed and got rid of in the correct manner. Dumping them directly in the bin isn't the right way you will be required to take them to a recycling plant.

Step 2 - Before you begin removing your current tube light you must make sure that all power to that area of the home has been turned off. If you need to turn off power to your home completely rather than to that particular area. Also make sure that you have the necessary tools with you before removal of the tube light begins. The kinds of tools you will need to carry out removal of such a fitting to replace with a new LED tube light are a screwdriver, a wire stripper and a wire cutter plus items such as wire and nuts and bolts.

Step 3 - To remove the current fluorescent tube light you need to first remove the cover. Generally this just slides out and should be placed to one side. If you can get someone to help you by taking away the components as you hand them down to them.

Step 4 - The next thing you need to do is of course remove the fluorescent tube, be very careful, as you don't want to break it. Once the tube has been taken out you can now start to remove the rest of the fluorescent light fitting. To remove the part mounted to the ceiling simply requires you to remove some screws that are holding flush against the ceiling. Be careful and make sure that you disconnect this part of the light from the wiring properly. Most times you will find it is a very simple case of undoing a couple of screws and the wires will come loose.

Step 5 - Once you have finally removed the old tube light you are ready to install the new LED tube light. You simply have to do the steps mentioned above in reverse

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