The Cost of a Recessed Lighting Upgrade

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Everyone wants to change the look and feel of their home from time to time. There are wildly expensive ways of doing this, and there are budget-friendly approaches, as well. Those who want to alter the ambiance while adding some practical features to the home often seek out recessed lighting options.

Recessed lighting solutions have the potential to uniformly cast comfortable light through an entire room. Gone are the days of dark corners and over-lit dining areas. How much does it cost to upgrade the lights in a home, though? LR Electrical LLC is here to answer that question for you.

What to Expect from a Lighting Upgrade

When it comes to upgrading the lights in an existing home, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $125.00 to $300.00 per light. Estimates like these are not solely based on the value of the lights themselves, but the cost of materials and the labor that goes into the entire upgrading process.

Here is a breakdown of the numerous factors that influence the final cost of a lighting upgrade.

  • Types of lights
  • Location
  • Old home or new construction
  • Wiring and additional labor
  • Additional dimmers and added switches
  • Permits
  • Trim and finishes
  • And more

Cost of Upgrading to Recessed Lighting

At LR Electrical, we offer a variety of lighting upgrade packages. These include:

  • Basic lighting upgrade ($650-900)
  • Average lighting upgrade ($1800-2500)
  • High-end lighting upgrade ($6000-9000)
  • Exterior safety lighting upgrade ($750-1500)


  • Basic lighting upgrade 4 lights 
  • Average 12 lights
  • High end 30 lights 

Types of Lights Available to You

There are many decisions to make when you decide to upgrade your lighting system. These decisions will ultimately impact the overall cost of the project, as well. Some of the lighting options available to you include:

  • Canless LED lights
  • Recessed LED lights
  • Traditional can lights
  • And much more

Selecting the Right Lights

Recessed lights vary in quality—even lights made by the same manufacturer. In the interest of saving you time and money, your preferred electrical contractor should work with you to determine the best types of lights for your preferences. Do you want recessed lighting fixtures that run along the walls of your hallways? Would you like recessed lighting throughout the entire open-concept main floor or just throughout the kitchen?

Work with your contractor to determine the right course of action. The more you plan, the more money you will save during the upgrading process. Backtracking and last-minute changes always wind up contributing to higher labor costs—and no one wants that.

Our Electricians are Here for You

It doesn’t matter whether you wish to introduce recessed lighting into one room of your house or throughout the entire property—you need an electrical contractor you can trust. As many throughout Delaware have come to learn, our team boasts the most suitable electrical contractors for the job. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and install your new lighting fixtures with care.

Look to us for affordable upgrades and more. Call (302) 399-7563 at your convenience.