Cost to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture

Updated: January 2015

Ceiling Lighting Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Fixtures
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Ceiling Light Fixture Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade ceiling lighting.
1 fixture$50.02$119.19
Ceiling Light Fixture Labor
Direct labor expenses to install ceiling light fixture. Includes planning, job equipment and material acquisition, area preparation, setup and cleanup.
2.2 hours$62.34$147.70
Ceiling Light Fixture Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install ceiling light fixture including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 Fixture$15.00$25.00

Totals - Cost to Install Ceiling Light Fixture - 1 Fixture $127.37$291.88
Average Cost Per Fixture  $127.37$291.88

Looking for a fast, accurate estimate of the cost to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture? This FREE online calculator uses the latest material costs, unit productivity rates and region specific wages to create instant, no-obligation estimates for your Ceiling Lighting Installation project. For a basic 1 fixture project in zip code 47474, the cost to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture averages $127.37 - $291.88 per fixture - but costs in your area will vary. To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "items" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Ceiling Lighting Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Ceiling Lighting Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does not include:

  • Unless explicitly noted in the description of work, this Ceiling Lighting Installation estimate does NOT include costs for relocating, repairing, modifying or enhancing existing structural, HVAC, electrical, ventilation and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Ceiling Lighting Installation. Add 11% to 19% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture - References


Ceiling Lighting Installation - Average Cost Per Fixture

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Ceiling Lighting Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.


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