Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To

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Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To

Pendant lighting fixtures have gained a lot of popularity recently, and with good reason. They’re sophisticated, great for bridging tall ceilings, and excellent at lighting up specific work areas like your kitchen or office.

Switching from recessed to pendant lighting fixtures is simple with a can-to-pendant conversion kit. All you need for this easy DIY upgrade is the right products and a recessed fixture.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To

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Step 1: Choose Your Length

First, determine how far you’d like the pendant light to hang down from the ceiling. Then, simply pull that amount of cable out from the top of the fixture.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To


Step 2: Wrap Excess Cable

Securely wrap the excess cable above the canopy and around the spindle bracket.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To


Step 3: Install Pendant Light

Next, remove the bulb from your recessed lighting fixture. Screw the spindle bracket into the socket before covering it with the canopy.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To


Step 4: Tighten Fixture

Tighten the pendant light fixture’s compression nut until the canopy is flush against the ceiling.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To


Step 5: Install Socket Ring

Next, place the socket ring over the new fixture’s bulb receptacle and screw upwards.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To


Step 6: Add a Glass Bulb

For a vintage finishing touch, you can add an incandescent filament bulb. Make sure to wipe excess oil from your fingertips before installing.

Incorporate pendant lighting into your overall design for an on-trend look that’s versatile enough for any room.

Easy DIY Pendant Light How-To

The Home Depot has several pendant lights with conversion kits to fit many home decors. See them in our Lighting and Ceiling Fan Department.

Follow our Lighting & Fans board on Pinterest for more ideas and inspiration.