How do I disconnect a light fixture


How do disconnect a light fixture on a wall (in my house)? I have hard wired, wall switched, wall sconces that I want to take down (and cover with a picture).
Shutting off the breaker and disconnecting the wires is obvious, but what do I do with them? I want to leave the switches alone and simply "tie-off" the power to the lights, leaving the wiring where it is in the wall. But I don't want to leave a hot spot in the wall if the switch gets left in the on position. How do I do this?
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Put some electrical tape or wire connectors on the ends of the wires. Get blank wall plates to put on over the in-wall boxes. As an extra precaution you can disconnect the load wire off of the switches, but it shouldn't be necessary.
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Just stick wire nuts over the ends of the wires.
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