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My brother bought a house and he didn't like some of the light fittings, he also wanted lights in the attic (loft). Now he has the fanciest possible attic lights!

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Dark area of the attic with a loose cable coming from the other fitting.
Dark area of the attic with a loose cable coming from the other fitting.
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Premount the fitting on a block of wood and wire it up before using the stepladder on loose boards!.
Premount the fitting on a block of wood and wire it up before using the stepladder on loose boards!.
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Mounted but the wire is hanging loose.
Mounted but the wire is hanging loose.
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It works! And the cable is tacked to the ridge.
It works! And the cable is tacked to the ridge.
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Lights at both ends of the attic!
Lights at both ends of the attic!
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The goat pen area has never had a permanent light fixture as temporary lighting or a flashlight have sufficed. But a permanent light would be much more safe and convenient, so I installed one today.
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The current location that needs a new light fixture.
The current location that needs a new light fixture.
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The installation midway through.
The installation midway through.
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The finished installation with the light turned on.
The finished installation with the light turned on.
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One more not so close up photo.
One more not so close up photo.
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Is installing a fan/light fixture appropriate for this BB, or is there another one for fixtures that include a fan? (There is a little extra work to do in making sure the installation can take teh fan weight, and installing a safety strap for the fan).
 
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Moved into the new place and the movers of the people who left broke this fixture so I switched it out.
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Old light fixture sans the broken bit (I didn't buy the fluorescent lights!!)
Old light fixture sans the broken bit (I didn't buy the fluorescent lights!!)
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Securing the breaker
Securing the breaker
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Popped the bulbs out and got the old frame off
Popped the bulbs out and got the old frame off
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New frame with the wiring completed
New frame with the wiring completed
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Breaker back on!
Breaker back on!
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It works!
It works!
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Kevin Wilson wrote:Is installing a fan/light fixture appropriate for this BB, or is there another one for fixtures that include a fan? (There is a little extra work to do in making sure the installation can take teh fan weight, and installing a safety strap for the fan).


Yup, it's applicable for this BB!
 
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It was time to replace our wall sconce, so here are pics of the progress.
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The light needing to be replaced.
The light needing to be replaced.
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The old light removed.
The old light removed.
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The new light hooked up.
The new light hooked up.
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All done and turned on.
All done and turned on.
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Location: Carlton County, Minnesota, USA: 3b; Dfb; sandy loam; in the woods
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Outside light over our kitchen door stopped working a while back. So I climbed up there to see what needs to be replaced and it turns out everything did. So I bought a replacement, took out the old wiring and mounting hardware, replaced it with the new stuff and hooked it up. The light came with these little clips that were easier to use than tape and nuts, so that was fun.
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Location
Location
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Old dead light
Old dead light
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Replacement
Replacement
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Removing the old infrastructure
Removing the old infrastructure
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New infrastructure in place and wires connected
New infrastructure in place and wires connected
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Mounted to wall
Mounted to wall
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Yay, it works!
Yay, it works!
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