How to Install Recessed Lighting | Can Lights | The Home Depot

Learn how to install recessed lighting, also known as can lights, with our light installation tutorial. For more lighting tips see our Lighting and Ceiling Fans playlist:

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Follow the steps below to learn how to install recessed lighting:

1:36 Tape templates on ceiling to lay out lights
1:48 Turn off power
1:55 Use stud finder to locate & mark ceiling joist
2:04 Check if you have 8 inches of clearance to install lights
2:39 Cut holes in ceiling
2:59 Rough-in wiring
3:13 Run cable into light box and clamp it
3:31 Mount light
3:51 Push clips up to secure light in place
3:57 Add trim for light
4:30 Turn on power and test

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