Stupid question about replacing outdoor wall light

seekingsun54October 13, 2013

I attempted to replace the hideous lights next to the front door on our new house. Of course, never easy. The box is mounted deep into the wood paneling surrounding the door, so the screws to secure the fixture aren't long enough. I can get longer screws...My real question is the mounting bracket is loose, I know there should be some adjustment to it so I can get it level but then the light fixture still will turn once installed. What am I missing? I have installed lights before and don't remember this being as much of an issue. Photo of the mounting bracket attached.

This is the light. http://www.lowes.com/pd_203264-2121-W091125ROB-1_0__productId=3295064&Ntt=dark+sky+light&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Ddark%2Bsky%2Blight&facetInfo=

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seekingsun54

The base of the light also won't completely cover the cut wood area (1/4 or less on 2 small areas). I was going to caulk and paint to match the wood. Is there a less half assed way of doing this?...

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 12:05AM
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steph2000

Well, we had this issue before we re-sided. My partner used a metal plate on one side of the house - and built a wooden cut-out platform for the light to be centered on for the other. It looked great - and purposeful - with both applications.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 10:54AM
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