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
Diy Logo 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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