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How To Remove A Hollywood Bar Light Fixture


hollywood light fixtureYou know the type. In a bathroom a light fixture that has the large round bulbs in a row is called a Hollywood bar light. It usually has anywhere from 3 to 12 bulbs and conjures up images of a Hollywood starlet primping before going on stage. Only nowadays buildings install these fixtures a bathroom staple. Many people don’t like them and want to replace them.

If its time to replace it, you first need to remove it. It doesn’t have any visible fasteners that hold it to the wall. Here is how to remove it from the wall.

Make sure the power is off and unscrew the light bulbs. There are decorative covers that push over the sockets where each bulb was. Grab each cover and, one by one, pull them off of each socket. Make sure to keep a hand on the fixture because when you remove the last cover the fixture will want to fall down…that is all that is holding the fixture to the bracket. Remove the decorative fixture and the bracket will be exposed. These fixtures are commonly installed without a junction box, so you may find one or may not. Remove the wire nuts that connect the fixture wires to the house wiring. The fixture’s mounting bracket will be held to the wall with a couple of screws. Remove these and get started on installing your new light fixture.



This was just what I needed because I couldn't see any fasteners. I just need to take it down to spray from shiny gold to antique brass. Don't even need to mess with the electrical since I can leave mounting plate there. Thanks again.
Posted @ Saturday, April 07, 2012 4:54 PM by Debbi
Thanks! I knew it would be simple without having to remove the wall!!
Posted @ Sunday, September 09, 2012 11:26 AM by Wardell & Barbara Brown
Wonderful! This little article is helping people even in 2013. Thank you, Mike!
Posted @ Saturday, November 16, 2013 2:34 PM by Shane
Wow...how simple...I couldn't figure out how this thing was staying up on the wall. thank you
Posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:20 PM by pam d
Anyone know how to replace with a much shorter fixture?
Posted @ Saturday, February 01, 2014 3:39 AM by yellow bird
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