How Much Does it Cost to Install a Light Fixture?

Are you looking to install a light fixture? Expect to pay anywhere between approximately $80 and $200 for labor and supplies. That's not including the price of the fixture itself.

The total cost to install your light fixture will depend on:

  1. whether there is pre-existing wiring in place
  2. condition and accessibility of any existing wiring, especially for recessed ceiling light fixtures
  3. age of your home

Cost Breakdown

Cost to install a ceiling light fixture will normally include:

  • Supplies -- Installation includes necessary supplies: 10-32 grounding screws, wire nuts, and electrical tape. Cost of the light fixture itself is extra. 
  • Labor -- Labor includes the basic light fixture installation. If a wiring upgrade or installation or a new mounting box is necessary, this will add to the cost.

Get the Most for Your Money

Although light fixture installation is a relatively small home improvement task, it is best done by a professional electrician -- for the sake of your personal safety and your home's compliance with local building code. Save money on multiple service calls by scheduling several upgrades and/or repairs for your electrician to do in one session.

Before you order any light fixture, make sure that it is compatible with your home's existing wiring and that it will fit into the space available.