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Recent Light Installation reviews in Melbourne

Job well done. I would have no hesitation in recommending Craig for any electrical job. He arrived on time and kept in touch until the task was completed.

Pendant light installed


Great service, highly recommend Simon for any electrical work

Light installation


5 star performance

Downlight install


Lovely to deal with ... prompt contact and great work. Def use again.!

Hallway pendant light installed


Very professional sparkie. Very thoughtful of his customers. I like how he had protection liners for the furnitures and floor and cleaned up after. Definitely recommend Gavin.

Downlight Install


Awesome work! Super friendly and got the job down.

I need light bar and spotlight installation


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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 in Melbourne

Pendant light installation - electrician needed


South Melbourne VIC, Australia

27th Mar 2024

Need a pendant light installed. Would need new wiring and a triple vertical switch installed . Approx 3.5m as the crow flies from the closest switch to pendant . Weight of the pendant approx 1kg. It's a rise apartment. I'm on the second floor with lift access. Ceiling high approx 2.5 m

Light installation


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.

Great service. Skilled and highly qualified.

Light installation


North Melbourne VIC, Australia

21st Feb 2024

change/fix lights of an apartment.

Luke is great in communication and he is very organised in delivering the task. He has a high standard in his work. Strongly recommend!

Sky light Install


Clifton Hill VIC, Australia

11th Feb 2024

Put in skylight - please quote w cost of skylight too

Finish Skylight Install


Brunswick VIC, Australia

10th Feb 2024

Finish Skylight Install Rough hole has been cut in celing and roof to accomodate skylight. This task is to finish the job! No need to do the shafting. I have the matierals, you just ineed to finish the install. * Custom Base Flashing - https://www.shireskylights.com.au/products/flashing-for-1430-460-x-870?variant=40351104696401 * Skylight - https://www.shireskylights.com.au/products/flat-roof-skylight - Due date: Flexible

Heat vent light installation and light deinstallation


Melbourne VIC, Australia

22nd Jan 2024

On Monday the 22nd or Tuesday the 23rd, I need to have a heat vent light (which I have) installed in my bathroom, where there is currently only.a vent. I also need to have 4 standard Ikea lighting fixtures taken down -- not replaced or taken away; someone else will collect the old ones and install new ones later -- just taken down from the ceiling, in my living room and dining room. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Need google nest floodlight installed on top of my garage door


Essendon VIC, Australia

29th Dec 2023

Need google nest floodlight installed on top of my garage door. - Due date: Flexible

I need pump and light installed in water feature


Essendon VIC, Australia

13th Dec 2023

I have a water feature but the pump and light is no longer working. Need new pump and light installed - Due date: Flexible

Outdoor Christmas Light Installation


Brunswick VIC, Australia

5th Dec 2023

I need someone with experience to install outdoor Christmas lights for my house. It's a double storey house with a tiled roof - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 7 December 2023

Lantern Light installation (just a nail and a cord)


Fitzroy VIC, Australia

9th Oct 2023

We have purchased a lantern light that we want to install in our living room. We just have the lantern, but still need the cord and the light fitting to run into the lantern and into a Powerpoint. We are renting so just want something external. - Due date: Flexible

Super happy with Craig’s work and everything looked perfect!

Outdoor light installed (need to buy) also a switch which is stuck


Hawksburn VIC 3142, Australia

11th Sep 2023

Purchase a black outdoor liht to illuminate a step, fix a light switch that is stuck - Due date: Flexible

Karl’s electrician was extremely personable, on time and efficient. Highly recommend.

New light installation in kitchen and shower


Southbank VIC, Australia

11th Sep 2023

Electrician required to install a light over the kitchen bench and a new light/fan combo over shower. Kitchen: Pendant light to be installed over island bench. Floating ceiling should hopefully make it easy to access wiring. Requires a separate light switch installed in wall near door. See below for product description. Please mention how the plaster work will be handled. https://amzn.asia/d/7wQxjpF Shower: Replacing existing exhaust vent with new fan light combo module. Requires wiring. Easy access to ceiling via man hole. Will use existing light switch. https://www.fansonline.com.au/martec-flow-250-ceiling-exhaust-fan-white.html - Due date: Flexible

Fantastic eye for detail, no fuss, friendly and very professional.

Light installation


St Kilda VIC, Australia

5th Aug 2023

Looking for a qualified electrician to install a light - Due date: Before Wednesday, 9 August 2023

Did a great job installing my light super happy 😊

Light installed


St Kilda VIC, Australia

3rd Jul 2023

I need to take a light pendant light in the hallway and replace it with a different one - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 4 July 2023

Great job thank you so much looks great 😊

Pendant light install and existing light removal


Richmond VIC, Australia

5th May 2023

I need the existing bedroom light removed and cabled back into bulkhead for new pendant light. I have purchased the pendant light. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 8 May 2023

Great communication. Did a good job and was efficient.

Light installation


Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

25th Apr 2023

Installation of light in the living room. pendant light - Due date: Flexible

Pendant light installation


Southbank VIC, Australia

14th Apr 2023

Hi there, I need a pendant light installed in my living room - I live in an apartment building and not sure how this will work :) thanks, address is in southbank, ceiling is 2.7m tall so will need a ladder

Light installation / Sparkie needed


Brunswick East VIC, Australia

4th Apr 2023

Light installation - see images attached for current and new fitting. Live in apartment complex. - Due date: Needs to be before Tuesday 11 April 2023

Super friendly, super professional, super quick! Highly recommend

Skylight installation


Middle Park VIC, Australia

8th Mar 2023

We need a skylight installed - we will provide the VLUX skylight which will be: VELUX 550 x 1400mm Electric Opening Skylight I need a costing for installation to a ground floor bedroom.

Pendant light installed in ceiling


Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

26th Feb 2023

Pendant light hung from ceiling above dining table. No pendant light currently only recessed down lights so asking for a quote to add a pedant light I have bought. Thanks Nadine - Due date: Flexible