Trying to move or repair light fixtures is not a project that should be attempted by homeowners.
It is important that experienced electricians handle these projects, as the risks of becoming hurt or starting a fire are high.
Not having the skill or knowledge needed to make these repairs, can often lead to more harm than good.
When a light fixture is replaced, it is necessary to disconnect all of the wires that connect to the light. Without the proper knowledge and electrical experience it’s easy to often make the mistake of not knowing how to reconnect the wires. This is especially true if the fixture is an older model and uses different color codes for the wiring.
Since you will be working with live wires, it’s best to leave these repairs to electricians who are qualified for the job. A mistake could cause damage to your lights, your home, or injury to yourself.
If you want to have your light fixtures replaced, choose the new replacement fixtures, and have a professional, licensed, and insured electrician perform the installation.
When it comes to electrical work, it is better to be safe than sorry and to ensure that the work is done correctly, the first time around.