Deputy Chief Sub Editor Sarah Morgan took on electrical wiring... and won
Rather than hire an electrician, my boyfriend and I decided to wire in our new ‘Elias Retro’ light from John Lewis ourselves. Here’s what I learnt. Photograph the existing wiring Once you’ve removed the original ceiling light, you’ll be able to see how it was wired in. Take a picture so you have a valuable reference.
Test the light before final fixing
Putting the leftover flex into the rose and screwing the fitting into position is a fiddly job that you won’t want to repeat. Stay strong This job requires you to spend a while with your arms above your head!