How To Install LED Panel Light in Ceiling

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When it comes to illuminating your space efficiently and with style, NuWatt LED Backlit Flat Ceiling Panels stand out as a versatile lighting solution. With a wide voltage range of 120-277, selectable wattage, selectable lumen, and 5CCT Color Select, these panels offer a customizable lighting experience. You can install them in four different ways: 

In this guide, we'll walk you through the installation process for each method.

Explore NuWatt LED Ceiling Panels here.

Drop In Ceiling Panels Install

drop in installation

Step 1: Unbox with Care

Gently unpack your NuWatt LED Ceiling Panel, ensuring all parts are present and undamaged.

Step 2: Safety First

Turn off the power at your home's circuit breaker to ensure a safe installation process.

Step 3: Prepare the Panel

Adjust the four 'earthquake clips' on the back of the panel, twisting them away from the panel to prepare for hanging.

Step 4: Hook onto the T-Bar

Attach the clips to the T-Bar, part of your ceiling suspension system, ensuring a secure hold.

Step 5: Position Your Panel

Lift and place the panel on the T-Bar in your chosen location. Choose color temperature and wattage using the side switches.

Surface Mount Ceiling Panels Install

surface mount installation

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Materials

Ensure you have the NuWatt Ceiling Panel, surface mount kit, and basic tools. NuWatt carries surface mount kits for various sizes here.

Step 2: Safety First

Turn off the power at your circuit breaker for safety.

Step 3: Prepare the Mounting Area

Choose a clean, obstruction-free area for panel installation.

Step 4: Assemble the Surface Mount Kit

Follow the kit instructions to assemble the frame.

Step 5: Attach the Frame to the Ceiling

Secure the frame to the ceiling using a drill and provided screws.

Step 6: Connect the Wiring

Connect panel wiring to your electrical system, selecting wattage and color temperature.

Step 7: Install the Panel

Place the panel into the frame and secure it with clips or screws.

Step 8: Restore Power and Test

Turn the power back on, ensuring the panel functions correctly.

Flange Installation

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

Ensure you have the LED Ceiling Panel, flange kit, screwdriver, and drill. Flange kits are available here.

Step 2: Turn Off the Power

Ensure power is off at the circuit breaker for safety.

Step 3: Unpack and Prepare

Carefully unpack the LED panel and flange kit, laying out components.

Step 4: Position the Flange Frame

Hold the frame to the ceiling, mark screw locations with a pencil.

Step 5: Secure the Frame

Drill holes, secure the frame with screws.

Step 6: Connect the Wires

Connect wires in the panel's connection box (LIVE to black, NEUTRAL to white, GROUND to green).

Step 7: Place the Panel

Lift and place the panel into the frame, securing it with clips or screws.

Step 8: Turn On the Power

Restore power, ensuring the panel lights up correctly.

Suspended Mount Ceiling Panels Install

suspended mount installation

Step 1: Preparation

Gather materials, including the NuWatt Ceiling Panel, suspension kit, and tools. NuWatt offers suspension kits for various sizes.

Step 2: Ensure Safety

Turn off power at the circuit breaker for safety.

Step 3: Identify the Installation Spot

Choose the hanging spot, considering height and position.

Step 4: Assemble the Suspension Kit

Follow kit instructions to assemble.

Step 5: Secure Mounting Brackets to the Ceiling

Use a drill to attach brackets to the ceiling.

Step 6: Connect the Wires

Connect panel wires to your power supply, seeking professional help if needed.

Step 7: Attach the Panel to the Suspension Kit

Hang the panel, ensuring it's secure and balanced.

Step 8: Adjust the Height

Modify the kit for your preferred height.

Step 9: Power Up and Test

Turn on power, testing the panel's functionality.

Wiring your Fixture


Open the connection box and connect wires following color codes. Seek professional help if unsure. Restore power to test the fixture.

  • Black (which represents the LIVE wire) to black
  • White (the NEUTRAL wire) to white
  • Green (the GROUND wire) to green

Remember, safety is paramount. If uncertain, consult a professional electrician. Enjoy the brilliance of your newly installed NuWatt LED Ceiling Panels!