Tom Dixon’s Melt Installation is a stunning piece of lighting art, designed to absolutely transform any room it’s placed in. From its mesmerising glass design to the beautiful, almost ethereal reflection it casts across any space, the Melt Installation is truly a wonder to behold.
However, for those who are new to installing lighting fixtures, setting up the Melt Installation can be a daunting task. Fortunately, this step-by-step guide is here to help.
What You’ll Need:
Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools:
- Melt Installation kit (including the bulb and pendant)
- Wire strippers
- Power drill
- Electrical tape
Step 1: Turning Off The Power
Safety is always a top priority when setting up any kind of electrical fixture. Begin by ensuring that the power to the area you will be working in is switched off. This will prevent any accidental shocks or electrocutions.
Step 2: Removing The Existing Light Fixture
Use your screwdriver to remove the existing light fixture. Generally, this will require removing any screws, nuts, or mountings that are holding the fixture in place.
If the fixture is wired to the wall or ceiling, use wire strippers to remove the protective coverings from the exposed wires so that the fixture can be properly disconnected.
Step 3: Installing The Melt Pendant
At this point, you need to attach the Melt Pendant to the wiring in your ceiling or wall. Remove the wire caps from your Melt Installation kit, and use the power drill to attach the base of the pendant to the ceiling or wall. Make sure you have a good grip on the fixture, and ensure it is securely fastened.
Once the base is in place, connect the wires from the pendant to the wires from the ceiling or wall. Secure each wire cap tightly and evenly with electrical tape. This will create a secure connection and prevent any potential electrical shorts from occurring.
Step 4: Mounting The Melt Light Fixture
Carefully attach the Melt Light Fixture to the pendant, taking care not to disturb the wires or connections. Typically, these fixtures will either clip onto the pendant or be screwed in place using small bolts.
Once the Melt Fixture is attached, install the lightbulb that comes with your kit, taking care not to over-tighten it. Once the bulb is in place, switch the power back on to ensure the Melt Installation is working correctly.