Cost to Install Under Cabinet Lighting

January 2022

Under Cabinet Lighting Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Lighting Fixture Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 12" low profile under cabinet lighting strip. 120V hardwire fixture.
1 fixture$21.31$50.76
Under Cabinet Lighting Installation Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install under cabinet lighting with favorable site conditions. Mount new low profile low voltage lighting run. Add 120V branch circuit receptacle for low voltage transformer. Layout lighting fixture and secure under cabinet. Locate and drill wire routing path in cabinets and wall framing. Route and connect low voltage wiring between fixture and transformer. Power DC transformer. Connect, test and secure fixture. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 fixture$21.31$50.76
Under Cabinet Lighting Installation Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install under cabinet lighting including: connectors, fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 fixture$21.31$50.76
Option: Remove Lighting Fixtures
Shut off electricity to circuit. Remove mounting trim pieces and hardware. Disconnect fixture leads from circuit wiring. Cap circuit wiring. Remove from home and dispose of fixture responsibly.
1 fixture$21.31$50.76
Lighting Fixture Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 fixture2.36252.6875
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Under Cabinet Lighting   
Average Cost per Fixture  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 fixture, the cost to Install Under Cabinet Lighting starts at $441 - $558 per fixture. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install Under Cabinet 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 Under Cabinet Lighting 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 Under Cabinet 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 Under Cabinet Lighting 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.

References - Under Cabinet Lighting Installation

Under Cabinet Lighting Installation Budget Management

Under Cabinet Lighting Installation Cost Infographic - critical areas of budget risk and savings

This infographic highlights decisions and site issues that can cause large cost variances in the typical Under Cabinet Lighting Installation budget.


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