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Old 06-03-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Cost of installing potlights


I know electricians charge per recessed light, i know with the attic above its more expensive. Im just curious how much would it cost an electrician to install 10 recessed lights with the attic above. I hear they charge $50-$100 a light or something like that. Im just wondering what would be a rough estimate so i can budget for it.

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
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Cost of installing potlights


That is a tough question. Actually ,with an open attic above--the work is easier than when installing on a first floor,with a second floor above.

Any electrician bidding on the work will have to come to your place and see what challenges await.

Things that affect cost---Your location--Labor is cheaper in Arkansas than in New York city.
Local codes--My area requires conduit--Much more expensive than Romex.

Plaster or drywall?

Will a new circuit from the breaker box be required?

Dimmer switch or regular?

Is drywall or plaster repair(and painting) included in the bid?


If you can answer all of these questions--no one here will be able to give you a guess--Still need to see the job.---Mike---

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