Light Fixture Installation
The wide variety of lighting options can satisfy your needs for both form and function. Whether general or task lighting to get the job done or delicate accent lighting to create the perfect atmosphere, the right fixture can shed a whole new light on any room of your home.
However, installing a light fixture is no small task. The project requires working with electricity, which can be hazardous. A licensed electrician can install your new lighting, whether you’re simply replacing a fixture or running power to a whole new site. A pro knows how to install a light fixture correctly and quickly according to local codes. With a qualified electrician on the job, you’ll be enjoying your new light fixture in no time.
PLAN AND DETAILS
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Installing most fixtures ranges from $75-$125. The cost will be affected by the type of fixture selected and the condition of your wiring. Your electrician will assess the location of your fixture and give you an accurate estimate of the cost involved.
It can take 1-2 hours to install a standard light fixture, but installing wiring to a new site may take up to a full day. The time needed to install a fixture varies, depending on its location and the difficulty of running and connecting wires and switches. High ceilings and difficult-to-access electrical panels can complicate the installation and extend the time needed for the project.
Unless you have previous electrical experience, you should always hire a licensed electrician for any electrical project, including installing a light fixture. Regardless of whether your new light fixture is being installed in a spot that’s already wired or if new wiring and switches will be needed to complete the job, a licensed electrician will ensure the job is done correctly and safely.
There are a wide variety of available light fixtures that can give you options for improving the lighting in any room. Overhead lighting requires a ceiling fixture or grouping of fixtures that can broadcast light through an intended area. Task, ambient and accent lighting are provided by small ceiling or wall fixtures that brighten a specific area. Flush-mount, pendant, chandelier and fan/light combinations are installed in ceilings with standard junction boxes and hardware, while sconces are fitted in a similar manner on walls. Recessed and track lighting require specialized mounting equipment and procedures, depending on the type and configuration of fixtures. Any permanent lighting requires wiring for electrical supply and switches, so if existing service is not in place, your electrician will need to run wires from your electrical panel to the installation and switch site.