MaterialsI installed two of the following sets:
- 4' Single Circuit Track
- Floating Canopy Connector
- 2 Line Voltage Track Light Fixtures
- 2 Par20 light bulbs
- Cordless drill with screw bit
- Wire nuts
- Electrical tape
- 1" Drywall screws
InstructionsRemember, that when working with lighting level electricity, it is super important to be careful. First, always find your fusebox and turn off the line that is powering where you are working. To make sure you've got the right fuse, leave the light you're working on "on" and then turn off the fuse. If you've got the right fuse, your light will now be "off." In addition, when you get to the wiring step, pay attention to the way in which the lamp you're removing is wired and replicate that setup with your new fixture.
- Turn on ceiling lamp and turn off fuse so that lamp is fully "off"
- Remove ceiling fixture by carefully unscrewing each piece
- Undo wiring, but pay close attention to the wiring pattern. It usually is black to black and white to white. You will mimic this setup when you reinstall your new track.
- Attach floating canopy connector to center of track with black and white wires exposed
- Lift up track assembly and attach black and white wires to ceiling fixture wires (black to black, white to white).
- Secure wires tightly with wire nuts and electrical tape (make sure that your wires are firmly attached and not exposed. Use tape to cover any exposed areas)
- Push up wires and screw floating canopy and track into ceiling fixture (make sure it's pointed in the right direction before final tighten)
- Screw track to ceiling at each end to secure
- Install track light fixtures with a simple twist
- Install bulbs
- Turn on at fuse and lights should come on exactly as you left them (sometimes the track light fixtures don't seat properly. Check these if light is not on.)
Images: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan