Outdoor lighting is visually appealing and serves as a deterrent to keep intruders at bay. It adds a layer of safety to backyards so hazards like steps and hanging branches can easily be avoided. Installing outdoor lighting helps to enhance after-dark visibility, which makes it a popular choice with many homeowners.
|What you can expect|
|Range per lighting:||$85.95||$167.97|
|Range for this type of project:||$86||$168|
Cost of residential-grade, die-cast aluminum wall light fixture with anodized finish and 120V, dual 120-watt flood or spot bulb, UL exterior rated.
Lighting Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Fixture and transformer placement will be designated, and a shallow trench created for hidden wiring, which will be run and concealed. Above-ground wiring will be secured to structure, and fixtures tested and connected. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Lighting Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, junction boxes, fasteners, and mounting hardware.
|cost to install outdoor lighting|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per lighting||$63.09|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 lighting||$124.92|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 lighting||$84.57 - $165.28|
Many types of outdoor lighting options are available to homeowners depending on the size and layout of their outdoor spaces. Outdoor lighting options include driveway, staircase, garden, walkway, spotlights, bollard and hardscape. Homeowners should identify the specific features they want to illuminate from a visual and functional perspective before selecting a lighting set.
The costs of installation varies with the type of lights and number of areas that need to be covered. Homes with smaller outdoor areas require less lighting, which brings down costs. Homes with larger front and backyard spaces, staircases and pathways need more, which makes the project more expensive. Another factor to consider is the type of lights. LED lights tend to cost more upfront, but they last longer than traditional bulbs.
Homeowners should refrain from doing their own electrical projects because of the dangers of working with electricity. Strong electrical current can lead to injuries, and professional electricians are best equipped to undertake any outdoor lighting project in the safest and most efficient manner. Professional electricians also make sure that any lighting connection is properly grounded, meets code and is inspected to prevent short circuits and other electrical faults in a home.