Cost to Replace a Wall Fixture

Cost to Replace a Wall Fixture

How much does it cost to replace a wall fixture? An electrician charges $226 to replace a wall fixture and you can do it yourself for $175 and save 23 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 3.5 DIY 4.0
Money Pro $226 DIY $175
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $226 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Install a high style wall light fixture in a room and your reward is twofold: direct illumination where you want it and a touch of class to the décor.

Assuming there's an existing fixture, an electrician will charge $226 to replace it with a stylish wall lamp.This includes the labor and material. If you have experience working with electricity, you can make the replacement for $175, the cost of the fixture, and save 23 percent. You need a neon tester, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, a carpenter's level and electrical tape. Before you begin any electrical project, turn off power to the circuit at the main circuit panel box.

If you'd like to add a new light fixture to a wall where an outlet doesn't exist, the job is more complicated. Definitely hire an electrician, because it requires running a new power line from the circuit panel and possibly adding a new circuit breaker to the panel, jobs best left to a professional who is licensed and bonded to do the work. Click Home Advisor and find local electricians in your area.

Click to see advice from SFGATE about how to Replace a Wall-mounted Light Fixture.

The average price to replace a wall light fixture noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. Tweak the data by adding your ZIP Code to find a local cost.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020

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DIY 54%
PRO 46%

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