Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights): Step-By-Step Guide

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

You can easily convert a hardwired sconce to wireless (and change it to puck lights) – without hiring an electrician!  In fact this was so easy to do, I can’t believe it took me so long to try it out!  I have come up with this DIY tutorial that includes a step-by-step guide + tons of pictures to help you through the entire process.  It’s like installing wall sconces for dummies 101 – LOL!  Let’s get to it!  Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide!

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Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

First Things First:

I just wanted to say that this process was much easier than I originally thought. 

  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed or nervous, I would simply read through the whole post first.
  • That way you’ll be able to see the entire process (& calm those nerves). 😉

Second:

I installed our light sconces using puck lights, but you can also use rechargeable light bulbs instead.

  • It just depends on – how much you will use your sconces (a little or a lot).
  • And if you would rather change out batteries or recharge light bulbs.

Ok, let’s get to it!  Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide!

 


Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

Supplies:

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Ok, let’s get to the easy Step-By-Step Guide!


Step-by-Step Guide

Step #1:  Remove Mounting Bar From Sconce

Step #2:  Measure & Mark Spot Onto Wall 

Step #3:  Attach Mounting Bar To Wall 

Step #4:  Attach Light Sconce & Shades To Wall 

Step #5:  Add Pucks Lights To Light Sconce 

 


Step-By-Step Guide

Step #1:  Remove Mounting Bar From Sconce

The first thing you will do is unpack your sconce.

Then I would pull out the instruction sheet, take a look it, and get familiar with the parts & terms.

  • But since we are only attaching the sconce – and NOT hardwiring it, you don’t have to study that section too much 😉

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Then you might want to put a towel underneath the sconce for this next part – but you don’ t have to.

  • Gently turn the sconce on to it’s back side and put the lamp shades to the side.

Remove Mounting Bar:

Ok, now it’s time to remove that silver “mounting bar” from the sconce.

  1. Just simply unscrew the 2 GOLD small screws – on each side.  (I also removed the green screw on the inside).
  2. Then you will either use the 2 screws (included in the small bag with those orange caps), or use your own screws.  But you will need anchors (the blue things below) – either way.
  3. If you use your own screws, just check to make sure they fit into the mounting bar. 

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 


Step #2:  Measure & Mark Spot Onto Wall 

FYI:  You will probably need your step ladder for this part.

Ok, it’s time to measure the exact spot on the wall your sconce will be installed. 

Measure/Mark Center:

  • First:  Measure & mark the center on your wall – for mounting bar.
  • The recommended height for a wall sconce – is (60″- 72″H),
  • Since I wanted mine a little higher – I marked my spot at 72″H.  But it’s totally up to you – it’s your home!

Mark 2 spots On Wall:

  • Second:  Mark the 2 spots on your wall – for anchors/mounting screws.
  • Take the mounting bar and center it around your marked spot.
  • Then you will mark one spot to the right (in the kidney shaped area – white arrows below).
  • And mark one spot to the left (in the kidney shaped area – white arrows below).
  • Use the little circles to the sides as your reference (blue arrows below).

Check Alignment:

  • Third:  Check marks with level – for straight alignment.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Hmmm….  So you can see from the picture above that my left mark seems to be a little lower.  

  • And I guess that is why the level is recommended – LOL! 
  • It’s always better to double check alignment – before your sconce goes up though!

 


Step #3:  Attach Mounting Bar To Wall 

Now that you have your spots marked (and they are in a straight line), it’s time to put in your anchors and mounting screws.

Different Methods For Attaching Anchors:

So there are a couple of different ways to do this:

  • Standard way – using a drill bit, drilling a hole, putting in anchor.
  • Jael’s way (picture below) – NOT using a drill, but large nail/hammer, then anchor.
  • Newer way – NOT using a drill, but a self drilling anchor.

Jael’s Way: 

This is how I always put in anchors/molly bolts – it’s my own little hack – and it works.

  1. I use a larger nail – hammer it in straight.  
  2. Then I hammer it to the left several times.
  3. Then I hammer to the right several times.  And then I repeat this (Left & Right process) for 2 more times.
  4. Next I turn my nail until I can see that the hole is getting bigger.
  5. And then I test my anchor – to see if the hole is big enough – and then hammer my anchor in.

OR you can always use the standard way or new way with the self-drilling anchors. 😉

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Then simply attach the silver mounting bar – using your Phillips screwdriver and 2 screws –  into the anchors to secure.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

And here is a condensed version of Steps 2 & 3 – in case you want to see the process together.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 


Step #4:  Attach Light Sconce & Shades To Wall 

Now you will attach the light sconce to the wall – securing it those 2 gold screws – from Step #1.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Then you will attach both of the lamp shades – using the white round “out ring” to secure them.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Problem Solving for Uneven Sconce:

If you’re sconce is crooked (mine was still a little lower on one side), simply remove the 2 gold screws and take the sconce off the wall.

Then Check Alignment With Level

Go ahead and check your alignment with your level again.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Then Turn Mounting Bar (right or left) To Fix

  • At this point don’t panic if the holes are not exactly straight.

Those little “kidney- shaped” screw holes actually allow you to turn the mounting bar (clockwise or counterclockwise) to straighten an uneven light sconce.  

  • Just loosen the screws to turn (until you get it straight).  GENIUS idea! 

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 


Step #5:  Add Pucks Lights To Light Sconce

Now it’s time to add your puck lights – I just love whoever came up with this idea!!

  • (Of course you can also use the rechargeable lightbulbs that screw in).

So, I bought a six pack of puck lights with remote – because I do plan on installing a couple more of these light sconces. 

TIP:  Check diameter sizes if you are NOT using the same sconce as me.  You want to make sure that the puck light fits into your light sconce. 😉

  • Light Sconce Shade Diameter:  Mine are 3.75″ diameter (at top)
  • Puck Size Diameter:  Mine are 3.4″ diameter

Pull 2 puck lights out,  remove the back cover and plastic tab, and test out.

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Then you will remove both sides of the paper – so that both sides are sticky (and adhesive). 

  • You will simply place it onto the light socket inside the sconce.
  • Then you will put the puck light onto the sticky tab, and press down gently to secure.

This part is a little tricky, so it might not go on exactly in the center (like mine).  I did better on the 2nd one – haha!

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

YOU ARE DONE!!

EASY PEASY – RIGHT?

Test out your remote, and light it up!!

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

Now, you’ll just have to figure out where you’re going to put the next wall sconces (like me) – coming soon!

Attaching Wall Sconces (Using Puck Lights):  Step-By-Step Guide

 

I hope you found this step-by-guide helpful, and it will inspire you to install your own DIY wireless wall sconces.

Have a Great Week!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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