Cost to Install a Lighting Circuit

Updated: March 2018

Lighting Circuit Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Lighting Circuit Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Single circuit breaker. Up to 40' NM wiring and 2 retrofit junction boxes.
1 circuit$37.10$55.48
Lighting Circuit Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install lighting circuit with favorable site conditions. Add new lighting circuit. Route and secure wiring in wall and ceiling crawlspace to fixture, receptacle and switch location. For up to 75 ft of wiring and 3 junction box locations and 1 switch. Turn off power. Install and connect new breaker in existing electrical panel. Mount and secure junction boxes for fixture and switch to existing framing. Route, secure and connect wiring. Power the circuit and verify proper operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 circuit$37.10$55.48
Lighting Circuit Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install lighting circuit including: connectors, fittings, junction boxes and fasteners.
1 circuit$37.10$55.48
Option: Add AFCI Circuit Protection
Shutoff power to circuit. Remove existing circuit breaker. Add new 15A or 20A Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt breaker. Repower and verify proper operation. For existing systems with compatible AFCI breaker option only.
1 circuit$37.10$55.48
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Lighting Circuit   
Average Cost per Circuit  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 circuit, the cost to Install a Lighting Circuit starts at $594 - $727 per circuit. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install a Lighting Circuit - 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!

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 Lighting Circuit Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Lighting Circuit 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 Lighting Circuit Installation. Add 13% to 22% 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.

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