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Amy’s Series: Light Fixture Issues

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Amy’s Series: Light Fixture Issues

In Basement Remodeling by Amy Iverson / June 20, 2019

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I was super excited to see my lights installed. This didn’t go so smooth.

Laundry Room Light: As I mentioned before, I found two lights on Houzz and was super excited about them.  I couldn’t wait to come home and see them installed.  While I was at work the electrician called and informed us that the laundry room lights were Euorpean and the wiring wasn’t going to work.  He suggested that I return them or get them rewired.  Ugghh!  So they did not get installed and I needed to figure out what I was going to do about the lights.

Stairway Light:  After all the discussions with the design team and the electrician, I was under the impression that I needed 2 light fixtures in the stairway.  I bought a set of lights and it was to big for the top of the stairs.  Returned and bought another set, again to big and needed to be returned.  In the meantime, hubby clarified that I only need one light – at the top of the stairs.  Great, that makes it easier for me to find a light, but I could see on Builder Trend that the electrician was coming the next day to install lights, so I need to buy a light tonight.  I ran up to Home Depot and found the perfect light; small, cute and cheap!

Bathroom Light:  Then I walk around the corner to check out my bathroom lights and BOO the wrong lights were installed. So I told you about my two stairway lights that needed to be returned.  Well when I put the lights in the bathroom for the electrician to install, I grabbed the wrong ones.  I put the ones to return in the bathroom; and my bathroom lights in the return pile.  Luckily I didn’t return them yet and the correct lights did get installed in the bathroom.

Update since this video:

  1. Our electrical friend Mark came up with a GREAT solution….bulb adapters.  All is good and the lights are working and look great.  Photos to come 🙂
  2. Lamps Plus was great about returning my stairway lights.  I was able to find the original box they came in (in the garbage pile).  I packed them up nicely and they let me return them.  YAY!

Reminder: When buying your light fixture buy the bulbs too.