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How much does recessed lighting cost?

Updated April 17, 2017

Recessed lighting is subtle because the bulbs are tucked away in the ceiling and only the trim shows. Installing recessed lighting is fairly simple and affordable, which is why many choose to replace their lighting fixtures with recessed lighting. The cost of recessed lighting depends on several factors.

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Recessed lighting is available in several types of bulbs. If you want to save money on your electric bill or if being environmentally friendly is important to you, opt for the low-voltage bulb models. Although these bulbs can cost £65 more, as of 2011, than basic recessed lighting bulbs, they might save you more money in the long-run.


Do-it-yourself recessed lighting kits are available for approximately £19 per light, as of January 2011. To have a professional install the lighting for you, you can spend upwards of £130 per light, according to Costhelper.com.


If you're installing recessed lighting in a finished home, you might discover insulation above the ceiling where you want the lighting to be installed. Avoid the potential of a fire by using heat-proof fixtures.

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Amanda Williams has been writing since 2009 on various writing websites and blogging since 2003. She enjoys writing about health, medicine, education and home and garden topics. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in biology at East Stroudsburg University in May 2013. Williams is also a certified emergency medical technician.

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