Changing a light fixture

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Old 03-06-14, 11:42 AM
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Changing a light fixture

I've just moved into a property and it has the standard dangling light fixture, which I don't like and want to change to something like this;

Aries Spot Light

I'm a DIY newbie, is this something I can easily do myself or best to get an electrician in?
 
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Old 03-06-14, 12:43 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Swapping out a light fixture is usually pretty straightforward. You should be able to do it yourself.

Just one question before you get started. Do you own or rent this property?
 
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Should be a simple job, but I question your choice of fixture. Unless your looking for spot lights to highlight something hung on the wall it's the wrong light.
 
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I do own the property and if it's the wrong light then what are the 'right' ones?
 
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Old 03-06-14, 03:15 PM
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Since you own the place, go for it. All you need to do is match the wires from your new fixture to the house wires in the same color-to-color pattern that the wires for the existing fixture are connected in.

if it's the wrong light then what are the 'right' ones?
That depends. What room is this light in? What's going to be under the light? Will the new light be used for general lighting, accent lighting, area lighting, task lighting or some combination of those?
 
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