Cost/Price to Fit Undercupboard/Pelmet Lighting





To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…


(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)



How Much Does it Cost To Fit Pelmet Lighting?

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These prices are based on an electricians rate of £200 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any
incidental materials they will need.

(The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

The main problem will be where our chap can locate an electricity supply. I’m supposing there is an electric fan supply, above the cabinets in question.


Job 1
Fit 4 lights on the same side of the kitchen, all switched on together from the same switch on the side of a wall cabinet.
This will take 1 man a day……….£200, materials……£80, total
……..£280.00

Job 2

The same lights operated from a flush switch, plastered into position next to your existing light switch. This will take another day and a plasterer will have to be called in.
Let’s call it
………£500.00


Job 3

Same as job 2 but 2 more lights are required on the
other side of the kitchen. This will take another day, and unless trunking is used to hide the cables, the plasterer will be required again. It may also be necessary to take boards up in a bedroom above.
Lets call it
……….£750.00

That’s a serious amount of wonga AND you will now have decorating to do! Can’t you strap a torch to your head?







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General Information on Kitchen Under Cupboard/Pelmet Lighting




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Actually they don’t have to be low energy but if they’re not, they must have a low voltage power supply, which means each light has it’s own transformer.

OK, you know about the bulbs but what about the light itself. Do you want long ones or compact ones. Do you want low voltage?. More importantly, where will the switch go and will each light have it’s own switch or will they all come on at the same time?

Lets give you a few prices.

Low voltage lights, (compact in shape sometimes triangular), with their transformer, cost from about £12. These are dimmable if required.

Long lights (looking like mini fluorescent ones) come in different lengths and cost
from about £10.

Compact fluorescent lights (circular ones) cost about £14.

Neither of the fluorescent ones are dimmable. All of them are made to hide behind the pelmet under your kitchen wall cabinets.

Switches can be positioned next to the normal light switch or on the side of a wall cabinet or really inconveniently under the pelmet, so you have to grope around for them.





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