- Turn the power off to the existing light fixture at the circuit breaker box.
- Locate the junction box of the old fixture and disconnect the wires from the fixture.
- Trace the outline of the recessed light fixture on the ceiling. With a drywall saw, cut the opening at the outline. Repeat this for each light fixture you want installed.
- Pull the existing wire through the opening of the nearest new fixture and strip ¼ inch from the ends with wire strippers. Using 12/2 wire, run separate wire to each opening leaving 18 inches extra to maneuver with, connecting fixture one to fixture two, fixture two to fixture three and so on.
- Insert the wires into the fixture's junction box and connect them to the wire in the box using wire connectors: black to black, white to white and green to green. Repeat this on all the light fixtures.
- Attach the electrical wire to each junction box with a cable clamp.
- Feed the junction box through the hole and secure the can fixture in the ceiling by turning it until the springs pop into place.
- Attach the trim baffle into the can by either snapping it in or using four mounting screws depending on the manufacturer.
- Screw in the appropriate size light bulb.Turn the power back on to the electrical supply at the circuit breaker.
Things You Will Need
- Drywall saw
- 12/2 wire (enough to run to all the lights)
- Wire strippers
- Depending upon the size of the existing fixture, you can replace it with a recessed light.
- If the original fixture is larger than the recess light it can stay or it can be removed and the hole patched and painted.