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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 West Adelaide

Ceiling fan/light installation.


Glanville SA 5015, Australia

25th Jun 2022

I need an electrician to install a ceiling fan/light in my loungeroom ceiling. I have Tesla solar electricity so someone who is familiar with that would be great. I need someone who is professional, experienced, who create's little mess.

Electrician - light installation


Fulham Gardens SA, Australia

1st Apr 2022

Installation of small chandelier in bedroom, installation of drop lights (2) in kitchen (lights already exist). Quote dependent - installation of outdoor power point (alfresco area).

Pendant Light Installation


Fulham SA, Australia

15th Dec 2019

We have 5 light fittings. Pendants (small) to install in our house. 3 of them are replacing baton light fittings that are there The other 2 need holes cut out in ceiling but the electrical work is there. Switches for them all are ready to go too.

Oyster light installation in bedroom and garage


St Clair SA, Australia

14th Dec 2019

I need an oyster light replaced in one of the bedrooms with the new one I have bought, and an additional oyster light installed in the garage, which replaces the existing light bulb. If available this Sunday 15/12/19 to install, I will pay an additional $50

Fantastic work and communication, highly recommended.

Outdoor light installation tripping


Plympton SA, Australia

3rd Nov 2019

Seeking a qualified electrician to assist with an outdoor light installation in Plympton ASAP. As background. We replaced an outdoor light, like for like, this morning. Since doing so, the power is tripping. Require an electrician ASAP to assist. Believe it could be tripping due to the cables being damp.

I need pendant light installation


Woodville West SA, Australia

18th May 2019

Exisiting light points available on high ceiling. 3 pendants to be installed above kitchen island.