Average Cost/Price to Fit/Replace/Install a Security/Outside Light





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 an Outside/Security Light?

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These prices are based on an electricians rate of £200 per day and a labourer if required at £100 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)


Job 1
Fit one 500 watt flood lamp at a height of about 10’ (3 metres), with a satisfactory accessible electrical supply close by in the garage/house. There will be a switch mounted in the house also, with no “making good” to consider.

This will take one man a leisurely day to fit.

Labour……….£200, materials………..£50,

Price: £250.00


Job 2
Fit 2 lights as above operated from the one switch.
Still just a days work……………….£200, materials………£80,

Price: £280.00


Job 3
If he tests the circuit he’s working on prior to starting and again at the end and issues a safety certificate

Price: £75.00


Job 4
If he has to go looking for a suitable electrical supply under floorboards

Price: £100.00







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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing/Fitting/Installing an Outside/Security Light


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There are all sorts of designs of individual lights but really only two types of process. You either have lights which come on automatically at night and go off in the morning, or lights which come on only when they detect movement (at night) and then go off again a few minutes later. Each should have a switch in the house so that you can override the system. Which means you turn them on or off when you want.

The latter are operated by a PIR (passive infrared) sensor. Each light can have its own sensor so it operates in isolation to any other lights, or one sensor can be mounted somewhere which operates all the lights you may have.

Legally you must get a “qualified person” to fit electrics externally. That doesn’t just mean someone who’s a qualified electrician, he must also belong to a specific scheme. Have a look at
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