Outdoor Light Replacement

Cristy Gies

Cristy Gies

Designer and Founder of DIYGirlfriend

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to replace your Outdoor lights.

There are a few reasons why you would want to consider tackling this job:

The exterior lights on your home take a beating! Storms and the constant exposure to sunlight can take a toll on your outdoor lights. The outdoor elements can cause the wiring to fail or just not work. Sometimes they lose their luster due to sun bleaching.

Or, those lights outside are just starting to look out of date. Changing up your outdoor lights can be a quick refresh and add some curb appeal to your home.

Keeping your exterior lights can also be a way to keep your home safe. Having dependable exterior lights illuminates your home which can deter criminals from even attempting a break in.

So, let’s start updating those outdoor lights.

Here is What you will need:



You can find these items in any local home improvement store. At the bottom of this article we have provided some links to make locating these items easier.

Watch the video below to replace your outdoor lights

Or you can follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

DIYG Tip: If removed an old fixture, using the old electrical box screws is easier since they’re already threaded

Step 4

DIYG Tip: If the wire nuts that come with your new fixtures are not large enough to fit both wires, go ahead and use your old wire nuts

Step 5

Now you are ready to start enjoying your new outdoor lights.

Listed below are the supplies we used in this tutorial.


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