It’s time to put your track lighting up. If you already have an old track lighting fixture in place and it’s starting to fall off, or if the model you have installed is outdated, it’s time to remove it.
The steps aren’t too complicated. Even if it’s your first time installing a lighting fixture, this guide should definitely help you. In this article, I’m going to show you how to remove track lighting with simple, easy to follow DIY steps.
How to Remove Track Lighting (Heads, Bulbs)
- The very first thing to do is to flick your breaker switch off.
- Now remove the individual lights called track heads one by one. And then the track itself or whatever base you have installed.
- Start untwisting the wire caps. Almost every old track lighting system will have some sort of colored caps known as twist-on connectors. Take the wire nuts out to disconnect the lighting.
- Take your new track out and connect the wires with the base in the same way that you have taken them out.
- Try to remember how the cables were connected. It will be easier to remember if you take a picture before you unwire all the cables.
- Twist the hot wire (black wire) with the red wire. For this, you can use a plier to securely twist both of the cables and then use a wire nut.
- Now find the white wire, which is also known as the neutral wire, and connect it with the white wire that is connected to the new track.
- Finally, its grounding time. The green wire will be the ground wire. The color will match with copper wire or a similar tone wire. Connect both of them.
Drilling & Installing
- Mark and measure your drilling spots for the base.
- After you are done with the drilling, connect the wiring with the track by sliding in the base into the track. Twist the base until it locks into place.
- Take the toggle bolt and screw it in halfway into the track.
- Before you continue any further, test one light. If it lights up, then follow the next steps. If not, recheck the wirings.
- Putting the track heads into the track is very easy. They will slide right in and will lock when you twist them 90 degrees.
- Tighten up the screws inside the track and make sure it has a firm fit. After that, put the cover plate on.
- To change track lighting bulb, it’s time to put the bulbs inside the track head.
Track lights has a lot of benefits, so people should buy these lights for lighting up their home.The whole point of track lighting is that you can easily point and aim the lights around wherever you need to shed some lights. The working procedure of track lighting is very simple.
The steps I’ve mentioned above are easy enough and can be done by anyone. Replacing a track light fixture is very easy. Hopefully, you now know how to remove track lighting and install a new one.
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