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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dollhouse Wiring 101 pt 5 Installing a Dollhouse Ceiling Light






This week we are going to be installing the ceiling light in our roombox. The procedure is the same in a dollhouse too, as long as there is going to be a room above. I tend to not install ceiling lights in rooms that don't have a room above. Also I make sure that any room on the upper floors that contain the wiring for lights below have carpet because that is not glued down. If we ever need to replace that fixture we will need to be able to get to those wires.

The first step is to drill a hole through the floor/ceiling where you want the light to be. If your structure is wood you will need a tiny drill bit (like the one in the handle of the tool that comes in our wiring kit) for the foamcore I just used the same tool I have been using.

If at all possible turn your dollhouse/roombox upside down while you are gluing the fixture to the ceiling. That way you can get a better view and gravity won't be working against you. I know that most (if not all) the light fixtures have a sticky back. I still always glue them. I just don't trust that that sticky is going to last forever. Don't use too much glue, you don't want it to seep out onto your ceiling.

Once the glue is dry you can start work on getting the wires hooked up. Just like with the front porch light, same steps. The biggest difference is that in the future you will be able to get to these wires so you can fix it later if need be. Or you could even change it out later if you decided to change the style.



The magic part is always when you plug the electricity back into the house and get to see the bulb light up.

One other thing I wanted to mention keep those wires you cut off the fixtures, you use them to make more lamps for your dollhouse. They always come with really long wires so you might as well have them in your stash.



1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for your wiring tutorial im going to give it a try 😋

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