Cost to Install a Solar Entry Light

Cost to Install a Solar Entry Light

How much does it cost to install a solar entry light? A contractor charges $135 to install a solar entry light compared with doing it yourself for $50.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 0.5 DIY 1.0
Money Pro $135 DIY $50
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $135 Total Cost



By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Use the power of the sun to light up your front or back door entrance and provide security and safety in an earth-friendly way. The new solar entry light uses four LED lights and is powered by the sun and three (NiMH) rechargeable batteries that have an estimated life of two years. It turns on and off automatically as the sun rises and sets, and it can provide up to 12 continuous hours of light output. That, of course, depends on the amount of sunlight the solar panel receives.

The unit is composed of two parts: the light unit that contains the high efficiency light and batteries and a separate solar panel. The light attaches to the door casing, with the screws provided by the manufacturer. The solar panel can be mounted on the light or moved up to 15 feet from the light so it can be placed in the most efficient location to capture the sunlight.

This is a great job for the first-time handy homeowner since the light is self-contained and does not have to be wired into the electrical system. All you need is a screwdriver to attach it to the doorframe. You can purchase the light for $50 or have a handyman or electrician install the light for $135. That's a 63 precent saving for less than an hour of your time.

Don't want to tackle this job? Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by Electrician in your area.

Solartown is a website with a selection of Solar Lights.

Now you know the average cost to install a solar entry light, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. Don’t forget to adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020


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