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.
Hi, this is Ron Duncan with House to Home, and today I'm going to show you how to fix a recessed light. In order to fix this recessed light we need just a couple of things, one is wire strippers and two we need two yellow wire nuts. The first thing that we want to do with any circuit is we want to make sure that we turn the power off. Here we have a mock up so this is the ceiling and this is your recessed fixture. The first thing I'm going to do is unscrew the light bulb, remove the spring clips for the trim. The majority of the time what happens and will be wrong with the recessed fixture is the socket inside. The socket will either be worn or go bad, so we're going to replace the socket and in order to do that I'm going to pull this socket down by just unscrewing the wing nut and here I have the socket exposed. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to cut these two wires and I'm going to splice my new socket that I picked up from the hardware store for $3 and I'm going to make a joint here, joint connection with these two wires, black to black, white to white. So here I'm going to cut it. I'm going to remove the old socket, install the new one and now I'm going to strip the incoming power which is my white wire. These are stranded wires so I'm going to twist them together. I'm going to do the same with the black. I'm going to twist them together. I'm going to use my wire nuts, white to white, I'm going to twist the stranded wires just with my fingers and apply the yellow wire nut and black to black. I'm going to twist them together with my fingers, apply the wire nut and simply replace the socket into its location. This has been Ron Duncan with House to Home and that's how you fix a recessed light.