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What is a Canopy?

A Canopy is a decorative plate made with high quality materials and in a variety durable finishes that attaches to the ceiling to cover the electrical junction box.


Installing a new light fixture is a great way to instantly change a drab room into a dazzling one. While lighting showrooms and catalogs have a wide variety of fixtures to tempt you, Grand Brass Lamp Parts has served the Retail and Wholesale lamp parts, lighting parts, and chandelier parts industry since 1913. We carry a large selection of lamp parts and chandelier parts including canopies and canopy accessories.


WARNING! Always consult with a licensed electrician as improper or incorrect wiring of an electrical device can result in a potentially lethal shock or fire which can cause bodily harm, and death. If you are unsure about wiring your next project consult with a licensed electrician.


Before handling wires on any lighting project in your home, it is always best to turn off the circuit breaker that powers the light.

If you aren’t sure which breaker turns off the light, turn off the main breaker and use natural light or a headlamp to complete this project.

 

 

 


The following instructions are just some examples of common installation setups for various styles of Canopies, but each method can be modified to suit your needs. 

1/8IPS CANOPIES

1/8IPS Hole Canopies

Fixture Canopies with 1/8ips (7/16in) Center Holes used to cover the Electrical Box and add a decorative accent to your Chandelier or Ceiling Fixture.

1/8IPS HOLE CANOPY – PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1/8IPS HOLE CANOPY WIRE PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slip the Canopy back over the nipple and then Screw in strain relief  to the pipe.
Tighten the Strain Relief.
Wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

1/8IPS HOLE CANOPY PIPE PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws to the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make any necessary adjustments.
Slip the slip ring up to the Canopy and tighten the set screw to lock the Canopy into place.
Attach and wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.
3IN. UNFINISHED BRASS. NECKLESS E-12 CANDELABRA GLASS FIXTURE WITH 6IN.STEM. FULLY ASSEMBLED
3IN. UNFINISHED BRASS. NECKLESS E-12 CANDELABRA GLASS FIXTURE WITH 6IN.STEM. FULLY ASSEMBLED

BAR-HOLE CANOPIES

 

BAR-HOLE CANOPIES

Fixture Canopies with a 1/8ips (7/16in) Center Hole and Cross Bar Holes for mounting to the Electrical Box.

 

 

BAR HOLE CANOPY – PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

BAR HOLE CANOPY WIRE PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Attach the nipple, steel washer, lock washer, nut and strain relief to the canopy before hanging.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the bar hole screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the bar hole screws and make the necessary adjustments until approximately 1/4  inch of the screws past the canopy.
Tighten the finials against the canopy to lock it in place.
Wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

BAR HOLE CANOPY LOOP & CHAIN PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Attach the nipple, steel washer, lock washer, nut and loop to the canopy before hanging.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the bar hole screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the bar hole screws and make the necessary adjustments until approximately 1/4  inch of the screws past the canopy.
Tighten the finials against the canopy to lock it in place.
Add a Chain and wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

BAR HOLE CANOPY PIPE PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Attach the nipple, steel washer, lock washer, nut and 1/8IPS Female Threaded Pipe to the canopy before hanging.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the bar hole screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the bar hole screws and make the necessary adjustments until approximately 1/4  inch of the screws past the canopy.
Tighten the finials against the canopy to lock it in place.
Wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

1-1/16IN CENTER HOLE CANOPIES1-1/16IN CENTER HOLE CANOPIES

 

Fixture Canopies with a 1-1/16in Center Hole commonly used on Chain Fixtures and Pole Pendants.

1-1/16IN CENTER HOLE CANOPY – PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1-1/16IN CANOPY SCREW COLLAR LOOP & CHAIN PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slip the Canopy back over the pipe and then Screw the loop to the pipe.
Tighten the Seating Ring to Hold Up the Canopy
Add a Chain and wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.
FXCH0634 shown (as an example)

1-1/16IN CANOPY HANG STRAIGHT PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slip the Canopy back over the pipe and then Screw the hang straight to the pipe.
Tighten the Seating Ring to Hold Up the Canopy
Wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

1-1/16IN CANOPY 90° CATHEDRAL HANG STRAIGHT PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slip the Canopy back over the pipe and then Screw the hang straight to the pipe.
Tighten the Seating Ring to Hold Up the Canopy
Wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

1-1/16IN CANOPY TUBE & CHECKRING PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
  Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
  Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slip the Canopy back over the pipe and then Screw the loop to the pipe.
Tighten the Seating Ring to Hold Up the Canopy
Add a Chain and wire a light socket, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.
FXCH0634 shown (as an example)

MULTI-HOLE CANOPIESMULTI-HOLE CANOPIES

Canopies with multiple holes commonly used when using multiple pendants or chains from one single canopy.

MULTI-HOLE CANOPY – PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

MULTI-HOLE CANOPY WIRE PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Pre-assemble the strain reliefs to the multi hole canopy.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
  Slip the Canopy back over the nipple and then tighten the finial to the pipe.
Wire light sockets, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

MULTI-HOLE CANOPY LOOP & CHAIN PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Pre-assemble the FULLY THREADED PIPE (NIPPLE)THREADED STRAIGHT EDGE TURNED BRASS CHECK RING, and HOLLOW TUBING
Assemble the items to the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the tubing and make the necessary adjustments. Then tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slide the slip ring over the tubing and add the second THREADED STRAIGHT EDGE TURNED BRASS CHECK RING to cap the tubing.  Tighten the slip ring  to the tubing to lock it into place.
Screw in the loop to the 1/4in of FULLY THREADED PIPE (NIPPLE) remaining. 
Wire light sockets, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

MULTI-HOLE CANOPY PIPE PENDANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the old fixture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws, or an impact driver with a hex-shaft to remove the nuts, that secure the canopy (the dome-shaped cover) to the ceiling. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the crossbar to the electrical box. Disconnect the wires on the fixture from the wires in the ceiling by removing the wire connectors and untwisting the wires. Carefully lower the old fixture.
Pre-assemble the pipes to the multi hole canopy.
Assemble the crossbar for the new fixture. Generally, you’ll need to line up the crossbar with the junction box and thread the pipe and screws through the crossbar.
Connect the wires First, make sure all the wires are on 1 side of the crossbar. You should connect the “hot” wire in the fixture to the “hot” wire in the ceiling, and the neutral wire in the fixture to the neutral wire in the ceiling. Generally, the hot wire is black or red and the neutral wire is white. Use wire connectors to connect the like wires to each other. Simply twist the exposed parts of the wires together, then screw the connector onto the wires. Tuck all of the wires and wire connectors into the electrical box. Then, use a screwdriver or impact driver to secure the canopy to the ceiling.
Slip the Canopy over the pipe and make the necessary adjustments until approximately Only 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.64 to 1.27 cm) of the pipe extends past the canopy, remove the Canopy and tighten the nut against the crossbar to lock it in place.
Slip the Canopy back over the nipple and then tighten the finial to the pipe.
Wire light sockets, add the light bulbs into the sockets of the fixture. Make sure they are rated for the type of fixture you purchased. Then, flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on.

Replacement canopy selection should always begin with a consideration of YOUR custom project. Fortunately, our online catalog lists canopies of all sizes, shapes, finishes and styles.

Though there are a myriad of sizes and designs of canopies, when it comes to choosing a replacement you needn’t be intimidated. Let us assist you in making a good decision on your next replacement canopy.

To help electric lights shine in a comfortable and appealing manner, Grand Brass Lamp Parts offers a wide variety of glass lamp shade styles, hurricane, student, and torchiere.

Grand Brass Lamp Parts also stocks lamp cord sets, including SPT and SVT sets as well as TWISTED FABRIC COVERED LAMP WIRE POWER CORDS,

To complement our electrical wire and lamp cord supplies, we also stock all the lighting parts you will need to cover all your shopping needs.

You may also want to view our range of Lamp Sockets , Lamp dimmers, and lamp switches to help complete the job.