Easy to make DIY LED light Fixture

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Choose a light fixture that you would like to convert to LED

I really like the lighting form that I have in my gaming room, but it’s starting to look a bit outdated. I’ve been thinking about converting it to an LED light fixture, and I think it would be a great project. Not only would it save me money on my electric bill, but it would also give the room a more modern look. I’m not sure how to go about doing it, but I’m sure I can figure it out with a little research. I’m excited to get started on this project and see how it turns out!

Gather the materials you will need for the conversion

Now that you’ve decided to convert your old fixture to LED lights, it’s time to gather the materials you’ll need for the job. First, you’ll need to purchase a power source and then the actual lights you are going to use. Depending on the type of lighting ( and tone of light ) you will need you will figure out which type of LED source will work best for you.

You can also look at LED conversion kits as these have become pretty popular lately. These kits usually come with all the necessary hardware and instructions for installing the system in your light fixture. With these items in hand, you’ll be ready to start conversion as it really is as simple as wiring up the LED light source to the power source and retro fitting the lights into the fixture.

Remove the old light bulb and socket from the fixture

Before doing any electrical work we suggest you turn off the power to the fixture. This will prevent any shorts as well as chances of electrocuting yourself…. which are both good things… to say the least.

our led retrofit into the living room
The final product

To remove an old light bulb and socket from a fixture, start by unscrewing the cap or cover from the socket. Then, grasp the bulb firmly and twist it counterclockwise until it comes loose. Next, unscrew the socket from the fixture and pull it out.

Strip the wires on the end of the new LED light bulb

Before you can screw in your new LED light bulb, you’ll need to strip the wires on the end. It’s a pretty simple process – just grab a wire stripper and follow these steps. First, cut off any damaged or frayed insulation from the end of the wire. Then, insert the wire into the wire stripper at the appropriate notch for the gauge of wire you’re working with. Finally, squeeze the handles of the wire stripper to remove the insulation. Once you’ve stripped the wires, twist them together and screw in your new LED light bulb or driver for the led light source and that’s all there is to it!

Twist each wire around a connector (or use pliers)

If you’re working with wire, you’ll need to know how to twist it around a connector. This is a fairly simple process, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the wire is clean and free of any debris. This will help to ensure a good connection. Second, use a pair of pliers to twist the wire around the connector. Be sure to twist it tightly so that it doesn’t come loose. Finally, trim any excess wire so that it doesn’t stick out. With a little practice, you’ll be able to twist wire around connectors like a pro!

And if you want to be extra fancy you can solder the wires together with the led light and then use a protective cover to ensure they are not exposed.

Connect the wires to the light fixture – black to black, white to white

Before you start any electrical project, it’s important to understand the basics of circuits and wiring. When you connect wires to a light fixture, you need to make sure that the black wires are connected together and the white wires are connected together. This is because black wires carry the live current, while white wires are neutral. If you connect the black wire to the white wire, or vice versa, the circuit will be broken and the light will not turn on. So when you’re wiring a light fixture, always remember: black to black, white to white.


So there you have it! You can now save money and energy by converting your old light fixtures to LED. This project is simple enough for anyone to do, and only requires a few materials that can be found at any hardware store. So next time you’re in the market for a new light bulb, consider making the switch to LED.