How to Replace an Incandescent Light in 6 Steps

5. Tighten the Screws

Tighten the screws, being careful not to overtighten them; they should be just snug enough to hold the fixture firmly in place. If you tighten the mounting screws too much, you may distort and misalign the fixture. With the fixture mounted properly, screw in the bulbs and attach the globe or cover.