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What Does it Cost to Install New Light Fixtures?

If your light fixtures are starting to look outdated or are not functioning well anymore, you have likely asked yourself “what does it cost to install new light fixtures?”. While this is a straightforward question, the answer will vary based on several factors. As a team of experienced commercial, industrial, and residential electrical contractors, the team at BNR Electric knows how beneficial new light fixtures can be for any property. We also understand how important it is to have an accurate price estimate for installing these fixtures. That is why we have compiled a list of 3 common elements that affect the cost of light fixture installations to help you understand what to expect for your project.

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3 Elements that Affect the Cost of Light Fixture Installations

The total price for installing a light fixture will vary based on the following factors:

1. The Location/Room

When it comes to light fixtures, installation will take longer for some rooms than others. For example, a new fixture in a bedroom will often take less time to install than a new fixture in a bathroom or kitchen as the wiring in the latter rooms is often more complex and can require additional work. Fixtures also need to be rated for use in bathrooms and kitchens due to the amount of moisture in the air, further increasing the price.

2. The Type of Fixture

Light fixtures are available in a variety of types and configurations, each with a different price range. Types of light fixtures include recessed lights, pendant lights, chandeliers, track lighting, wall-mounted lights, and light bars. In addition to their aesthetic differences and variable price points, certain types of fixtures will take longer to install than others. For example, a track lighting system typically takes much longer to install than pendant lights, increasing labour costs.

3. The Wiring in Your Home

The age and condition of the wiring in your home or commercial building will significantly impact the amount of work required to install new light fixtures. For example, installing a new fixture in a place where an old fixture used to be will take less time and cost less. If you are installing a light fixture in a new location, you will need a licensed electrician to install junction boxes, wiring, and switches, increasing labour and material costs. Older homes with worn wiring may also require additional work and repairs before installing new light fixtures, further increasing costs.

To learn more about our electrical services or to discuss the details of your light installation project, get in touch with the team at BNR Electric. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.

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