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Fantastic gentleman, great service, thank you Stan

Exterior light installation

$280

Quick and efficient service. Friendly, easy going guy. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Car headlight installation

$20

Craig accommodated my weekend timeframe to hang pendant light. He was prompt and very professional. Highly recommend.

I need pendant light installation

$40

Professional advice given

Downlight installation: inspection & advice

$5

What's the average cost of a light installation expert

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Top Light Installation related questions

No. The light installation experts you hire typically have their own tools and equipment already. Apart from the years of practice, experience and skills, you can expect your Tasker to bring the necessary tools and equipment with them when they arrive at your location. But if you have any tools or equipment that you think might make their job more comfortable, you are certainly welcome to lend these to them for the duration of the job. 

The time it takes to complete a light installation service depends on the complexity of the job. If it's a matter of replacing an old light fixture with a new one and using existing wiring, then this can take as little as 45 minutes. Should the installation require new wiring, cutting a new hole in the wall or ceiling and mounting a new light fixture, new switch and a dimmer, expect this to take a couple of hours. 

Absolutely. Should you operate a business that specialises in services like these, you can hire Taskers to help. Hiring Taskers is especially useful if you have more jobs than you can handle, so make a post on our platform with all the crucial details about your job. In minutes, you can find capable locals to assist in delivering your service. You can even hire Taskers for uncommon jobs like LED installation, landscape lighting and solar panel installation. 

That depends on whether you have the right tools, time, patience, experience and skills. In the case of installing a simple ceiling light or fixture, you can do this yourself if it's not too complicated and doesn't involve wiring work. For chandeliers, these can be heavy and difficult to handle, so it might be safer to hire an expert on our platform to do this for you. 

Sure! You can hire Taskers to install most lights available on the market. Just be sure to make a detailed post on our platform that describes your LED lights, where you want them installed and how many you want to be installed. That way, we can connect you quickly with Taskers near your location that have the skills and experience to do the job. 

Yes. You can find a Tasker that can help you with wiring and mounting the lights on your light art installation. Describe in detail what sort of lights you want to be installed and what the lights are supposed to do - must they simply turn on or off? Should they blink? These and other important details can help you find a Tasker that can install your lights into your artwork and light it up the way you want. 

What do light installation services include?

Your light installation service includes planning the wiring route, cutting a hole in the ceiling or wall for mounting the light fixture if necessary, installing a new or replacement fixture, wiring the light, wiring a dimmer switch if required and testing the replacement light installation. Note that before the installation step, your light installation expert cuts off the power to the lights. 

Planning the wiring route

Your electrician begins by planning how to wire the new light fixture if necessary. Wiring a light fixture involves measuring and cutting a sufficient length of wire that leads from the junction box or power source to the light fixture.  

They may make the wiring a little longer than required to give the wires slack and provide extra material to cut and splice in case the wire becomes frayed later on. Your light installation expert should plan and install the wiring following established safety codes and standards set forth by your state.  

Cutting a hole into the wall or ceiling

For a new light installation, your hired light installation expert proceeds to cut a hole into the wall or ceiling where you want the new light fixture. They can do the appropriate measurements for mounting the light fixtures, light switch and dimmer switch installation if necessary.  

Your light installation expert can cut the right-sized hole for your new lights and install them, whether it be LED lights, sensor lights, ceiling lamps, bathroom lights, or chandelier. Note that they may have to do some simple carpentry if no mounting holes exist and if some holes aren't the right size or aren't cut according to building codes.   

Installing the light fixture

Your light installation expert proceeds to install the light fixture. They mount these on the holes cut into a wall or ceiling, then secure them with the included screws. If necessary, some experts may drill additional holes to allow for screws or securing brackets. 

Connecting the wiring 

Next, your light installation expert proceeds with installing and connecting the wiring that comes from your junction box and links these to the new light fixture. Your light installation expert may attach mounting brackets to secure the wiring and ensure that it doesn't sag or come loose. They can also make sure to connect the wires of the right colours to their appropriate terminals.  

Testing the light installation

After finishing the job, your light installation specialist puts the power back on and tests the light. They can switch the light on and off several times, then leave it on for a few minutes to watch for any unusual behaviour. Should the newly installed lights flicker, go out or not work as intended, your light installation expert shuts off the power and checks each component of the lighting to find the source of the problem. They repeat this process until the light works without any issues. 

Recent Light Installation tasks

Need. Pendant light installed

$160

Tarragindi QLD, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Pendant light needs to be installed in a kitchen.

Fairy light installation

$100

Merewether NSW, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Install 500 fairy lights on a roof with hooks already for a party. Will need own insurance. Lights provided.

Light installation

$150

Brunswick VIC, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Currently have a pendent light in place but need it taken down and replaced by a 5-globe chandelier.

Fan and Light install

$6

Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia

23rd Feb 2024

Hi, NOTE: Reposting as previous electrician couldn't do after accepting unfortunately. I need Replace 2 ceiling fan Replace 3 in 1 bathroom light. New ceiling fan and 3 in 1 bathroom light will be provided by me. Existing light and fan photos attached. I have attached new fan, heat light & switchboard photo for reference. Please check all details in task and ask questions if required. I don't want any confusion later on. Please provide your best offer! Many thanks

Light installation to front porch

$150

Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia

23rd Feb 2024

May require to run a new cable

Pendant light installation

$100

Manor Lakes VIC, Australia

22nd Feb 2024

To install pendant lights in 2 bedrooms

Light installation

$100

North Melbourne VIC, Australia

21st Feb 2024

change/fix lights of an apartment.

Light installation & power switch fix

$100

Noble Park VIC, Australia

20th Feb 2024

Need a licensed electrician for: - installing one hardwired outdoor light, drilling and wire already exist from previous light, position is 2m above ground with ladder provided. - fixing a power switch that got pushed in As shown in photos.

Jerry has provided great service and easy communication. Very responsible and got the job done nicely.

Pendant light install high ceiling

$100

Dudley NSW, Australia

19th Feb 2024

Install a pendant light above a staircase approx approx 3.5M high ceiling from staircase landing. No electrical work needed as existing pendant light in place. See photos of existing pendant light

Will was awesome! A great guy with a keen eye for detail. Willing to take on difficult jobs and problem shoot to resolution. Would recommend for any job

Downlight installation

$5

Noble Park VIC, Australia

19th Feb 2024

1x Downlight replacement 2x added Downlights in hallway new switch plates

Completed the job right away with no hesitation and did it perfectly. Very friendly!

Ceiling fan with light install

$180

Secret Harbour WA, Australia

5th Feb 2024

Could you install 2 ceiling fans with lights. To replace current light fixture. Fans are assembled - Due date: Flexible

Matt was fantastic to work with. The job was done on time and met all expectations.

Ring Light installation (no existing light)

$200

Springvale VIC, Australia

2nd Feb 2024

Install a Ring floodlight camera on a spot (marked by X in the photo) that does not have any existing wiring. Require new wiring or conduit probably from an existing lighting on the right to the actual installation position. Looking for a licenced electrician. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 February 2024

Meticulous and neat. Will return for other electrical jobs!

Ceiling fan with light installed in bedroom

$200

Hornsby NSW, Australia

29th Jan 2024

Fan model: CFFCINID22LWHSMR Light currently installed in ceiling: SO3700/40 Height from floor: 243cm Location: Bedroom, above bed - Due date: Flexible

prompt, personable, not afraid to get dirty, attention to detail, will call again for my other jobs. defs earns his stars

LED Light Installation & Fan Removal

$999

Penrith NSW, Australia

22nd Jan 2024

LIGHTING 1. Remove existing lights and replace with plug base. 2. install additional plug bases on the same circuit. 3. In total 20-25 plug bases will need to be installed on existing circuits in each room, meaning you will need to cut out 20-25 holes for the LED lights 4. Install LED lights supplied by client FAN REMOVAL & Replaced 1. Remove 1 ceiling fan replace with new in same position and same circuit 2. Removal of 1 old fan switch and replaced with new switch JOB NOTES 1. Client will supply LED Lights 2. Client will supply new fan and fan switch 3. Electrician will supply Plug Bases that are the hard wired type and not the cheap Chinese clip on versions. Job Address: 24 Reddan Avenue, Penrith, NSW 2750 - Due date: Before Sunday, 28 January 2024

Largish job installing 25 LED lights plus fan. Would use again.

Pendant light installed

$100

Sunshine VIC, Australia

18th Jan 2024

X 2 pendant lights installed into ceilings - Due date: Flexible

Hayden was fantastic! Reliable, honest, and did a great job. Will use again

Outdoor light installed

$100

Warners Bay NSW, Australia

18th Jan 2024

I need an old outside light replaced with the one I just bought (see photos)

good bloke and did the job perfectly 👍

Pendant light installation

$100

Shenton Park WA 6008, Australia

3rd Jan 2024

Looking to get two new IKEA hemma pendant lights installed, replacing the currently installed old pendant lights. See pictures for details. - Due date: Flexible

Very friendly, great job. Would recommend and will hire again!

Outdoor light installation

$100

Avondale Heights VIC, Australia

29th Dec 2023

I have 2 outdoor sensor lights that need replacing with new ones (and ensuring that they work once connected). I also have an outdoor wall mounted light that doesn’t work. I have a replacement for it but am unsure how to remove it to replace. - Due date: Flexible

Chris was very professional and provided great electrical advice. I’d highly recommend to anyone and will definitely use him again.

Pendant light install please

$250

Mandogalup WA, Australia

15th Dec 2023

I would like to find someone who can install a pendant light fitting above my kitchen bench please. Bayonet and wiring already in the ceiling where needed. ASAP if possible. Thank you in advance :) - Due date: Before Sunday, 24 December 2023

Chris provided next day service and done the job very well. 👌🏽

Pendent light installation and 3 outside lights

$200

Hammond Park WA, Australia

11th Dec 2023

Hi guys, I have a pendent light for the kitchen that needs installing , I have a box in the roof that was pre-installed for a pendent light. I also have new outdoor light fixures I need to be installed on either side of the garage and one down the side of the house. - Due date: Flexible

Darren was unreal! Encountered an issue with an install and worked around it/fixed it for us saving another tradie/builder visit. Great guy that does great work :)