If your breakers aren't labeled like mine are, you may have to take a few tries to be sure you have turned off the correct one. Thank you.The textured rubber gloves made all the difference.I had a similar one in my bathroom that I had been struggling to figure out how to open for a few days now, and this is exactly what the problem was on mine! Just be sure that you have a hold on the glass to keep it steady when removing the light fixture.
Start here for a quick overview of the site It is possible that a previous occupant had repainted the ceiling and painted right up to and on the edge of the metal ring. According to a messageboard post I found, the glass dome type of light fixture should move 1/8 of the way counter-clockwise to be removed but I can't get it to budge in either direction. Trying to do this at full stretch just won't work and could be dangerous if you're not standing on a stable surface. As far as the problem with getting good access to the fixture you can probably get the step ladder to straddle over the corner of the bed:It's designed to look easy on paper or in the factory but in real life it's not so easy. Separate the wires, then use the wire stripper or utility knife to expose roughly an inch of bare wire on each.3) Attach the wires from the ceiling box to the wires on the new light fixture as follows:Once you've installed the new light fixture, screw in a light bulb and add the new glass or shade. Read the instructions for using these in the installation; you will be glad you did. You may also need to unscrew the threaded post that runs through the base of the light into the mounting bracket.5) Now it's time to disconnect the wiring. Use this handy guide to find out how to install a ceiling light.Installing a ceiling light is one of the easiest home projects you can undertake.
I need to borrow or buy a larger stepladder, but I don't know how much it will help since I think I am getting as much traction and leverage I am going to get with my hand strength.
But when I hit (literally) upon the solution, it was easy.First I simplified what I was going to do by putting a screwdriver blade between the glass and the ring and pried ever so slightly. Congratulations, you've successfully installed a ceiling light! At the base of the flush mount, unscrew the knob that holds connects the place to your ceiling. Don't worry, I promise it will be a breeze.Shutting off your breaker is one of the most important steps when working with electrical wiring. Every few inches all around. The most common color codes are: black wire = hot, white wire = neutral, green or copper wire = ground wire.Once you've safely removed all the components, you're ready to install the new light fixture.
Unfortunately if any dust gets in between the glass dome and the metal it will be stuck and won't rotate at all (like mine wouldn't). If the headboard and maybe footboard are too large, the frame should be able to be disassembled, or maybe the ladder can be maneuvered around the open frame once the mattress and box spring are out of the way.Wear rubber gloves while attempting to turn the glass, to get more friction.Upvoting because this is a helpful answer, will accept it if it works! Seriously, anyone can do it and it's a great starter DIY home improvement project.
I'm glad I didn't have to glue handles to it, but still frustrated by what I maintain is a terrible design for a light fixture. These two components serve to secure the fixture to the ceiling in a way that will ensure the maximum stability. I took a razor knife and ran the blade between the dome and the metal all around and removed the blockages. Detailed answers to any questions you might have You need to rotate the inner glass dome counterclockwise a little and it will come out.