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How Much To Install A Light Switch In My Home?

Every home electrical project has its own challenges when it comes to installing. That being said, asking the right questions ahead of time makes the experience much easier to find out how much to install a new light switch in your home?

Starting Point

Which Kind Of Home Light Switch Do You Want?

A good way to find out what kind of light switch you would like is to consider some of these questions:


Classic Light Switch | The typical American classic light switch, that is a no-frills on/off switch for your home.


Dimmer Switch | Installed on lighting whenever you want to control the brightness in a room.


Button Timer Switch | Wall switches that have press buttons with preset times to turn on and off. Great for bathroom exhaust fans.


Programmable Timer Switch | Set a scheduled time for your light to turn on and off. Great for exterior flood lighting and also landscaping lighting.


Motion Sensor Switch | Turn on a light as soon as you step in a room or walk in across an area at your home. Great for exterior flood lighting, laundry rooms, under cabinet lighting, etc.


Wireless Switch | Very handy to install whenever you want to have a way to shut the lights in your house in an area without running new electrical wires. 


Home Smart Switch | Most smart light switches for your home can have a few benefits like being able to dim the lights, or it can set  a 7 day program to control your home lighting how ever you want.


Two-In-One Light Switch | Used when you need to make one existing light switch location into two separate ones.


Combo Light Switch/Electrical Outlet | Used when you need to make one existing light switch or electrical outlet location into two separate ones uses. Very handy!



Electrical equipment is installed to the requirements of your local town safety officials. As we make sure everything meets all safety requirements, we also make sure we install the best value products. Electrical products should obviously be safe, but also highly functional, future proof, and as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

HomeOwners' Choice Pricing

Whenever you work with TradeWork Home Services we try to always treat you fairly. We want homeowners to have access to quality work and great pricing on every home electrical project they have big or small. TradeWork Home Services does super savings the more home electrical projects you bundle together. Check out how we do business.

Home service appointments can be a juggle to manage. When you bulk up a few electrical projects together. You help make our schedule easier. Whenever you do that, we will always make sure to get the savings.

How Much? | BallPark Estimates

Cost To Install A Light Switch In Your Home

With answering all the info listed above we can now answer the elusive question of ”how much for an electrician to install a light switch in your home”.

Most likely you will fall into some of these pricing categories.

Typical Costs Associated with Installing a Light Switch, Depending On Your Needs:
  • Cost To Add A Light Switch: $45 to $90

  • Cost To Add A Dimmer: $95 to $145

  • Cost To Install A Timer Switch: $95 to $185

  • Cost To Install A Programable Timer Switch: $95 to $185

  • Cost To Install A Wireless Switch: $110 to $235

  • Cost To Install A Smart Switch: $125 to $200

  • Cost To Add A Motion Sensor Switch: $95 to $185

  • Cost To Add A Two-In-One Light Switch: $95 to $145

  • Cost To Add A Combo Light Switch/Electrical Outlet: $95 to $145

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What To Expect

Pricing Questions To Install A Light Switch In Your Home:

Whenever a customer asks us to install a new light switch in their home we ask pretty much the same questions every time.

Here are the questions TradeWork would ask during a typical phone conversation or home visit.


Once we have the answers to these questions we can usually give you a ballpark estimate for installing a new light switch in your house right over the phone. 

When we arrive at your home we can confirm the estimate, answer any other questions you have, and get to work.

Do You Need New Wiring For Overhead Lighting Or Need Power For A New Light Switch?

If you want to add overhead lighting to an existing light switch in a room or if you don't have an existing light switch in a room, than we need to confirm if you have an existing light switch on the wall or do you need a new wall switch as well.

  • If you have a wall switch already then you will want to check if the switch is still in good shape, and we then you can repurpose it to control your new overhead lighting.

  • If there is no switch existing on the wall in the room, then you will first have to figure out where we can get power for the new light switch as easy as possible.

  • Try to look around for the closest power outlet to where you would install a light switch in the room.

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