replacement of porch ceiling light fixture


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Old 04-06-21, 01:40 PM
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replacement of porch ceiling light fixture

I'm thinking of replacing the existing light fixture on my porch. The existing fixture is about 31 years old. It was originally installed by the home builder. I'm not sure how to go about removing this old fixture. [see photo below] Do I need to pull the foil and insulation off of it to expose some screws? If not, how do I remove it?

 
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Old 04-06-21, 04:16 PM
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More then likely there are two screws under the foil holding the fixture to a box.
 
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I discovered that the old fixture was held in place with just a center spindle.
 
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Old 04-07-21, 08:27 PM
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Ahhhh.....ok.
That means the center post will go into a fixture bar that will connect to the box with two screws.

 
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The new light hangs from two screws fastened to a basic mounting bracket like the bottom one in the image you posted. The new light fixture came with that type of mounting bracket. Unfortunately, using it does not allow the light fixture to be mounted in the position I want; in other words, I can't rotate the fixture to get it into a position where the sides are parallel/perpendicular to the wall. So, I'm going to buy a mounting bracket like the middle one or top one in your image; that will allow rotation of the fixture to the desired position.
 
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Old 04-08-21, 03:46 PM
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Very good. Most home improvement stores have those fixture bars in the lighting section.
 
 

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