Electrical Home Repairs : How to Fix a Recessed Light

A recessed light can be fixed with wire strippers and yellow wire nuts. Fix a recessed light with help from an electrical repair specialist in this free video clip.


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9 Responses to “Electrical Home Repairs : How to Fix a Recessed Light”

  1. make sure you use high heat wire nuts. Those yellow ones you're using will melt and smoke with Halogen lamps. Also, wire nuts no longer require you to twist the wires together,. The wire nuts do that for you. As well, put the heat reflector back on the socket after you've connected the new socket so you don't need to fumble around with it attached when replacing the socket.

  2. dave mcc says:

    Excellent. This is just what I needed . Thanks.

  3. thanks a lot for the help.5 minutes and problem was solved

  4. Jay R says:

    Excellent video! Clear instructions and gets to the point right away. Thank you.

  5. Thank so much very helpful


  6. Echo Foxtrot says:

    Hi, thanks for the video. I'm interested in replacing this 4-pin compact fluorescent socket, in a recessed housing, with a socket that will take a standard screw-in bulb. I guess I have to get into the ceiling to find the ballast, in order to disable it, before re-installing the standard socket. Have you done any videos on this? Thanks. 

  7. I just fixed two broken recessed lights by following your directions. I purchased both replacement sockets from Lowes for a little less than $6 total. Thank you so much for your help!