Installing ceiling lamps with your own hands - step-by-step instructions
We often have banal, but unpleasant situations , for example, a master came, seemed to have connected lighting devices, but everything stopped working immediately after he left. This can happen to anyone, if there is not enough practical skills and theoretical knowledge in order to carry out high-quality installation of lamps with their own hands.
Lighting in modern apartments is not limited to a standard chandelier, since the variety of lighting devices is impressive and pleasing, which is why you just want to buy this or that new product.
Luminaires with different design modifications and modifications require a special approach to installation. Everything plays a role here - the power of the product, the place in the interior and the quantity, because these are important criteria for the correct installation and connection of the lamp to the electrical network.
Please note that when starting work on the installation of the luminaire, do not forget about the safety rules when working with electrical networks.
All lighting fixtures, regardless of the manufacturer, purpose and type, always include two main parts:
This is probably the only postulate that could unite all groups of lamps. All other characteristics differ from each other.
Reflector, fixing elements and body - these components of the device also differ from each other and are determined only by the manufacturer. The installation process of a lighting device is a dangerous and responsible business, but this does not mean at all that only professional craftsmen can carry out the installation of a new device. You can do the installation yourself, at home, if you strictly adhere to the instructions, sequence of actions and advice from professionals. It is interesting that lighting devices are also subdivided according to the place of localization. It is extremely important that the meaningful accents of the instructions for installing the lighting device will directly depend on the place of fixing the device.
In general, the direct purpose of the lighting device is to locally illuminate some of the zones in the room, or to create an accent of light fluxes on that or other subject. Such devices look spectacular, beautiful, and at the same time create romantic, calm and relaxing light streams in the house. When the place for installation is determined, it is worthwhile to pre-place the electrical cable inside the wall (that is, in the stripe). Sometimes it is laid behind drywall.
Please note that if the body part is not round, then it must be aligned to the profile level before starting to mark.
Otherwise, the device will hang unevenly.
Important to know! The voltage from the wall sconce must be rated at 220 W. If it turns out that the voltage is much less, it is required to provide for a hidden installation of the power supply, which is needed for high-quality work.
Before installing a ceiling lamp with your own hands, you need to prepare:
This is very important because the types of such hooks are very different from each other and depend on the type of ceiling covering. Given the fact that manufacturers do not include several types of hooks in the package, you may need to purchase it yourself.
The photo shows what the hook looks like for installing a pendant lamp.
The main step is as follows:
- Drill a special hole for the dowel.
- Then screw in the hook.
- Fix the product.
It is interesting that very often in residential buildings that are built of reinforced concrete, holes with ready-made fasteners are already provided. Consequently, the installation steps are reduced.
If the ceiling surface is made of wood, the installation process will be the same as for conventional ceilings. Finally, suspended ceiling structures require the use of hooks of a special shape, and if the shape is the most common, then you should definitely put a washer.
The most important point here is that the hook is installed at the stage of installation of the suspended frame.This feature is due to the fact that this way the fixing point of the lighting fixture will not coincide with the slats of the ceiling structure.
Recessed lighting devices differ from all previous samples in a completely different installation principle.
For such a method of light supply, it is necessary to prepare in advance the holes in the ceiling hinged structures.
The diagram is quite simple, and it consists of a power source, a switch and a lighting device, and it is identical in manufacturability with connection diagrams for the simplest samples. Spot lighting devices provide for the use of lamps with a total power of 12 watts. At the expense of installing lamps in a stretch ceiling with your own hands - fixing the device for lighting is performed on a specialized suspension, or rather, on the base surface. Consider the fact that stretch ceilings are easily damaged, and therefore it is required to provide for the ability to make holes, using the forces from the installers for stretch ceilings.
It is also important that for suspended and stretch ceilings there are hooks of a special shape that look like a plate. If the lighting fixture is designed specifically for such a ceiling, then the mounting elements are included.
This method for mounting on a ceiling surface makes it possible to install both overhead and suspended products, and it does not matter what the ceiling surface is made of - from concrete or is it completely suspended.
As you can see, there are difficulties, but the availability of a working and high-quality tool, suitable elements and skill will bring you closer to excellent results. The main thing is that you know about the different installation methods and choose the right algorithm for your own, individual case. If you still have difficulties, then use the advice or photo reports of high-class craftsmen.
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