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Whenever we shop at Costco, we always take a look at the products for sale in the lighting/electrical aisle. It seems on every trip they have brand new and exciting LED lighting options! We are sold on LED for lighting in our homes and workspace!
Earlier, this year, we purchased a skylight fixture for Steph's garage to replace a fluorescent fixture that had seen better days. Once installed, the difference was remarkable! Clean, even looking light that actually does look like a skylight!
Well, I was sold and told Steph I wanted one for my very dark closet. The one where I choose my clothes and then realize later on when I'm in the sun, I'm actually wearing, what I thought were black pants, but they are actually blue!
I loved that lighting solution so much in the closet that I talked Steph into installing one in my laundry room. My sad, dark mess of a laundry room.
So here is that install! And like most DIY projects, there was a hiccup or two to figure out...
This is what we found when the fixture was removed. And, no, that wiring situation is not to code! Those overly long screws in the ceiling drywall was what was keeping the fixture attached to the ceiling. So, now to figure out what to do! After some internet research, we determined we needed to install a proper electrical ceiling box to support the fixture.
Steph went up into the attic to see if she could find the location of the wiring. It proved to be really difficult so I had the idea to put the lighted end of a video scope up through the hole as a beacon for her to follow. It worked really well and she was able to identify the wiring location. By the way, that Ryobi light on the left is designed specifically to fit onto a 2x4 stud. It proved to be very handy while in the attic.
Done! Nice and bright, but it does shed light on how much more work the laundry needs! Our next project?
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