Cost to Install Surface Mounted Lighting

Updated: June 2016

Surface Mount Lighting Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Surface Mounted Light Fixture Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 12" low profile under cabinet lighting strip. 120V hardwire fixture.
1 fixture$18.56$44.23
Surface Mounted Light Fixture Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install surface mounted lighting. Layout location and route wiring. Add or modify wiring from existing switch or parallel fixture. Connect and secure fixture. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.4 hours$195.15$245.90
Surface Mounted Light Fixture Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install surface mounted lighting including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 Fixture$20.00$25.00

Totals - Cost to Install Surface Mounted Lighting - 1 Fixture $233.71$315.13
Average Cost Per Fixture  $233.71$315.13

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install Surface Mounted Lighting! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Surface Mount Lighting Installation project. For a basic 1 fixture project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install Surface Mounted Lighting ranges between $233.71 - $315.13 per fixture.

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Cost to Install Surface Mounted Lighting - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of under cabinet lighting new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments 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 Surface Mount 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 Surface Mount Lighting Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Surface Mount Lighting Installation. Add 15% to 23% 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 Surface Mounted Lighting - References

Surface Mount Lighting Installation - Average Cost Per Fixture

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Surface Mount Lighting Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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