New Bathroom Light – 1/27/2018

One of the lights in the kids bathroom went out. So I made a trip to Lowe’s to get a replacement bulb. Once I installed the bulb, it didn’t work. I was only halfway surprised as the box didn’t look in great shape. So I returned it and bought two new bulbs, as another would eventually go out and I wanted to have one on hand.

When I put the new bulb in, there was still no light. So I replaced the working light into the broken side and it still didn’t work. I realized at this point that the ballast went out. It was time to get a new light. I had to work fast as my parents were coming in town later that day and I wanted a working light in the bathroom.

Danelle and I picked out a nice fixture that would support standard bulbs to save money. We could then put in LED bulbs and be good for a very long time. We decided to treat the kids and get them a Bluetooth bulb for listening to music.

When we got home, I promptly went to work taking the old fixture down. I figured this would be a 45 minute job to replace the lights. Unfortunately for me, the builder didn’t put a box behind the light, so there was nothing to attach the new light to. Additionally, we didn’t paint behind the light… So off I went to Ace Hardware to get an “Old Box” to install so we would have something to attach the new light to.

One of the fun things of working in a room with no windows or lights is trying to see anything. We deployed two different flashlights to see what was going on.

The project was finally finished and we had a new light installed. Now all we need to do is re-paint the whole bathroom as we don’t have any more of the paint!

On the bright side, when we showed Sonora the new fixture, Danelle was already streaming music from the Bluetooth light bulb. Danelle turned the music up and down on her phone and Sonora could not figure out where it was coming from. The kids were delighted with the upgrade and you can see much better in the bathroom.

Ohh, and per request, the finished product.

Note the light on the right looks different, because its the Bluetooth speaker light.

Hogan Haake

2 thoughts on “New Bathroom Light – 1/27/2018

    1. Anne,

      You’re gonna keep me honest… I added two “finished” photos to the post. In quotes cause we need to re-paint after this mess 🙂


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