Cost of installing new undercabinet lights

curiousnycNovember 22, 2008

Any contractors/electricians want to weigh in on this:

I need to replace the undercabinet florescent lamps that were installed last fall in our new kitchen. Our contractor has abandoned us and the warranty on his work is still good. I want to calculate the cost of replacing the lamps (all but one of which have gone out) and bill our contractor. The hard wiring should still be good--it's just a year old. My feeling is that we were sold a pack of lemon lamps being that simply replacing the bulbs doesn't solve the problem.

My question is basically this--what would you charge for labor to remove the old lamps--there are 7--and install the new ones? We live in New York City.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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I'm not a local contractor, so I cannot be of any direct assistance on this work, but I would estimate that the job you have described should take between 3 and 4 hours at your local contract work rate.
Good Luck with your repairs!


Here is a link that might be useful: Southeast Electric Inc.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 4:44PM
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Thanks Frank, that is very helpful.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 9:02PM
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I would say between $150-$175 per light.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 3:22PM
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