Cost to Replace a Wall Fixture – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 226

$ 175

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 55% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Replace a Wall Fixture noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

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.

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 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. 

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