Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 6/22/2014

how much should I pay to have a light fixture in recessed lighting?

I have cam lighting over my faucet in the kitchen. I am trying to have a hanging fixture in its place. How much should I be paying for this?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


Cam lighting is a widely used term, and can mean tiltable recessed lights, tiltable head type lamps like theater lighting, or tiltable light heads on a track. Not clear which you have.

If yours is recessed or mounted with a single metal plate or decorative cover in the ceiling, then if you can find a same-voltage (120V or low-voltage as applicable) hanging or pendant fixture you like, with compatible general type of bulbs (i.e. dimmable if currently so, etc) then the changeout should only be minimum electrician service charge - typically $75-125, plus cost of the light of course. The key will be getting a new light that has a larger base, or buy auxiliary cover plate base plate, to cover the hole in the ceiling when you take the old fixture off, so you do not have to pay for ceiling drywall and painting work as well. If you have to have the electrician come twice - once to remove old fixture so you can measure needed base/cover size and to temporarily cap the wires, then come back to install after you get light you like, can double your cost. Of course, if the existing "base" is not too large, you might be able to just buy a light with larger base than that and be good to go.

Tip - watch length on light, because a head-banger over the sink is a bad idea, so consider not only your height but normal 6' height range of everyone who might use that sink.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy