A batten holder is the actual fixture a lightbulb plugs into. These holders are connected to the wiring in your home, then installed on a wall or ceiling. Once the batten holder is installed, you can add lighting extensions and other fixtures to it. Batten holder installation is best done by a professional electrician, but as long as you are safe, you can install this fixture yourself.

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You need a batten holder to connect a lightbulb in your home.

Step 1

Locate the light wiring exposed in the wall or ceiling of your home; turn off the breaker in your home breaker panel that supplies power to that particular area. If you don't know which breaker controls the wiring, you can shut off all power to your home by flipping the main breaker switch in the panel to the "Off" position.

Step 2

Turn the batten holder upside down to see multiple input ports with screws next to them.

Step 3

Insert your wiring into the terminals marked "A" for active wiring.

Step 4

Use your Phillips screwdriver to tighten the screws on the sides of the ports. This secures the wiring in the port and establishes the connection.

Step 5

Fit the batten holder over the wall or ceiling and insert the included screws in the screw holes at the base of the batten holder.

Step 6

Tighten the screws to secure the batten holder to the wall or ceiling.

Step 7

Flip the breaker switch to the "On" position; you can now add a lightbulb to the batten holder.