We changed the light fixtures in two places and it went according to plan. Miraculous! The hallway had an old-fashioned hanging fixture with “candle” lightbulbs in it. Not really my thing. Swapped that out for one of those flush-mount boob-looking things, and it looks great. Plus we put in CFL bulbs so we can save a few bucks. Those things are great but they don’t get bright very fast, which is frustrating.
This is the old hall light:
The whole process went really well, from removing the old light, to hooking up the bracket and wiring, and putting up the new light. The hardest past was how I had to hold up the new light, statue-of-liberty-style, for several minutes while Dave hooked up the wires and screwed the bracket into the junction box. Nobody brought me any tired, poor, or huddled masses while I was holding aloft my light fixture, although Mojo did bring me a rubber band he wanted me to play with.
For the record, the manufacturer is obviously encouraging me to call it a boob-light, because the instructions refer to a nipple. I have proof!