Things You'll Need
Hampton Bay makes ceiling fans and light fixtures in many styles, colors and finishes. Hampton Bay products are sold exclusively at Home Depot. A quick and inexpensive way to update the look of a room is to update the ceiling lighting fixture. Ceiling lighting fixtures are connected to a junction box in the ceiling that contains both the mounting brackets and the electrical connections necessary to provide power. After the old lighting fixture is removed, installing your new Hampton Bay light is a quick process.
Turn off the power to the ceiling fixture in your service panel. Use a circuit tester, following the manufacturer's instructions, to ensure that the power is off.
Place the Hampton Bay light fixture near the junction box but do not place it against the junction box. To secure it in place while connecting the wires, have a partner hold the light fixture for you or clip a series of S-ring connectors to the junction box and to the rear of the light fixture.
Strip the wires if necessary using wire strippers so about 6 inches of bare wire is exposed.
Connect the black wires from both the fixture and the junction box and insert them into a wire nut. Twist the wire nut to securely connect the two wires.
Connect the white or neutral wires from both the fixture and the junction box and insert them into a wire nut. Twist the wire nut to securely connect the two wires.
Connect the green or bare grounding wire from both the fixture and the junction box and insert them into a wire nut. Twist the wire nut to securely connect the two wires.
Tuck the wires into the junction box and place the fixture securely against the junction box.
Align the mounting holes on both the fixture and mounting bracket and secure using the mounting screws included with the Hampton Bay fixture.
Install the light bulb or bulbs and secure the globe according to the instructions included with the light fixture model.
Restore power to the junction box.
Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.