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  • Test the fixture before you do anything to it.  Test it again several times along the way.
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  • Cut off the cord leaving 2 inches.  Never apply a pulling force on the wires.
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  • Separate the wires.  Always be gentle with the wire attachment to the fixture
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  • Hold the wire with needle nose plyers; pinch the insulation and pull it back 3/4"
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  • Spin the insulation to twist the wire strands.
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  • cut off the wire at the end of the twisted section
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  • This is a "ceiling adaptor", some lights include the adaptor.  There are several sizes, and you must use the one that fits.
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  • The wires will make a better connection if you put powdered graphite ("Lock Ease") and silicone glue in the tube before you stick in the wire.
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  • The plug snaps into the adaptor base
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  • Test it again before gluing the adaptor base to the fixture.
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  • Here's my custom designed fixture clamp.  A wooden clothes pin (spring type) with a notch cut in the end
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  • The adaptor base glues to the fixture with super glue - keep it off your fingers!
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  • clamp overnight
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  • Use the prongs of the plug to mark for eyelets
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  • Pilot holes with the 1.5mm pin on the EL-66 electrification tool for "Spring Loaded Eyelets"
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  • The 1mm pin for driving the eyelet.  This is the Spring Loaded Eyelet for ceiling fixtures and sconces.
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  • Spring Loaded Eyelets spaced to fit the adaptor plug, each one making good contact with one conductor
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  • The Spring Loaded Eyelet holds the fixture, but it can be removed for painting, papering, or replacing the lightbulb
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