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Light Fixture Replacement

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Whether you change a faulty ceiling light or update the décor of a room, replacing a light fixture can improve lighting and design features in your home.

Do I Need My Light Fixture Replaced?

If your existing light fixture is visibly damaged or is not working properly, replacing it with a new one can ensure safe operation. Likewise, if your fixture is operational but inadequate for its application, an upgrade can improve lighting conditions for your room. Since the installation requires electrical connections, using a qualified electrician for the project will give you confidence that your new fixture is installed correctly, ensuring safe and reliable operation.

What Are The Benefits of Light Fixture Replacements?

Replacing an old light fixture can make a new design statement in any room and change the quality of lighting for a variety of uses. Upgrades in kitchens and work areas can provide bright task lighting, while dining and living areas may be more comfortable with fixtures that provide less direct lighting. Appropriate lighting in any room can improve function and comfort for your household.

What Types of Light Fixture Upgrades Are Available?

Replacing a defective light fixture with one of the same style or type is a simple way to restore function and maintain a room’s appearance. Upgrading to a more substantial fixture, such as a chandelier or ceiling fan and light combination can make a significant impact in your room, while converting to recessed, track or pendant lighting can provide focused light for different applications.

How Long Does a Light Fixture Replacement Take?

Most light fixtures can be replaced in less than two hours, depending on whether the project entails fitting a fixture of the same type or one of a different style. Modifications needed to fit new types of lighting may add an hour more to the job, such as altering openings and wiring for recessed or track lighting. Similarly, installing a heavy chandelier or ceiling fan may require upgrading or reinforcing the electrical box the fixture is mounted to.

What Materials Are Needed to Replace a Light Fixture?

Most light fixtures are packaged with the materials needed to connect them to your home’s wiring, though your electrician may supply brackets, a junction box and wire connectors. Common electrical tools such as a pliers, a wire stripper, screwdriver and multi-meter are likely to be used to make and test electrical connections.

Do Light Fixture Replacements Have Hidden Charges?

Replacing a light fixture is usually a straightforward job that does not present many surprise expenses. Your electrician or installer should be able to accurately price your job, but may charge extra for accessing unusually high ceilings and handling very heavy fixtures. Problems with junction boxes, support structure, or wiring that are found during installation may require repairs or upgrades that can increase project costs.

How Much Does an Light Fixture Replacement Cost?

The type and location of your light fixture are important factors in calculating replacement costs, which generally range from $80 to $166 across the nation. Our Price Guide for Light Fixture Replacements offers details about installation considerations for a number of fixtures and can help you anticipate the expense of your project. Your electrician can address the features of your fixture, wiring, and room to determine how they specifically affect your installation.

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