Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

Post your job for free. Read reviews, get quotes, and see tips on hiring the right person.

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find a local interior lighting engineer

Show your home off in the best possible light by installing a new ceiling pendant or set of spotlights. Post your job and speak with one of our experts about any interior lighting design ideas you may have, including bedroom, bathroom and kitchen lighting design. Find an experienced electrician and they’ll help you explore a range of illuminating new lighting design options.

Browse Internal lighting specialists

Take a look at our Internal lighting specialists profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

Please specify a location
Please specify a trade

We cover all areas inside M25 of London and offer a friendly reliable service. We are Part P Registered Company. Our registration is with NICEIC who are the largest electrical governing bodies in the country.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Nick on 4/12/2019

I have nothing but good words to say about Andrzej and TK electrics. I was contacted promptly when I posted the job, for security lighting, they came round, surveyed the requirements and priced the job, which was very reasonable. Andrzej and his electrician came and diligently carried out the work required. Nothing was too much trouble and they completed the job, leaving me very satisfied with the result. Andrzej then came back to check all was ok with the lighting. Fantastic job, would recommend TK.

Hi me and my team working very hard always come on right time looking after customers

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Anthony on 25/10/2019

Patryk and his team really stepped up to the mark and completed an excellent job after the decorator who was booked and confirmed (several times) did a no show. With a window of just two days, Patryk repainted my lounge ready for a new carpet to be laid. I accept I paid marginally over the odds, but given the very short notice, I am not too disappointed on the price. I have further decorating work to be commenced in the New Year. Patryk and his guys are the ones that will be doing it. Highly recommended.

We are a small company who has been developing over the past eight years very good customer satisfactory we always aim to please, all our electricians are polite and friendly we specialise in all areas of electrical work so far we have nothing but 5 star.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by David on 31/12/2019

Last minute booking, fantastic service. Thank you for you help!

We offer a range of services from, conditioning reports, building control notifications and general electrical works such as garden out building supplies, fuse board replacements, new light fittings/sockets and rewires. A fully NAPIT registered company.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Mike on 4/12/2019

Maurice connected 4 outbuildings in our garden to mains electricity. The whole job took 3 days. Every day he kept me informed of when he would be there, He was polite, friendly and professional at all times. He did a fantastic job and we are very pleased. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and will be contacting him again soon about the next electrical job I have coming up.

Local Skegness electrical contractor carrying all aspects of domestic and commercial installations

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Colin on 14/9/2018

Swift response and great communication together with fair pricing.

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

I am a Self employed electrician with over 14 years experience. Knowledge in all aspects of electrical work. Specialise in domestic work, but have extensive experience in commercial and industrial jobs. Recently my focus has been on lighting and heating

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Colin on 18/12/2019

No comment

Hi Customer We are a well established and reliable Electrical Contracting company with our Electricians delivering excellent customer care to our new customers and existing customer for 25 years.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Ruth on 23/8/2019

Amazing hard working team. Reasonably priced.

Specialising in all domestic gas work, plumbing and electrical as well as all interior design, planning & construction. Over 15 years experience with extremely high standards and professionalism carried throughout.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Tom Casling on 3/1/2020

Excellent service. This person went out of their way to accommodate my requirements at a difficult time of the year would thoroughly recommend this person to you

'L.A.B ELECTRICAL we cover all types of electrical installations from complete rewires, part rewires, Testing and inspection, fuse board upgrades, E.I.C.R to complete refurbishments, domestic and commercial. Work carried out can be inspected by the NICEIC to ensure that L.A.B ELECTRICAL are working in line with up to date regulations and standards which will give you peace of mind. Advantages of using an NICEIC electrician, we are able to notify local authorities of works carried out and completed.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Neil on 12/11/2019

A true professional and excellent to deal with. A real pleasure engaging Neil Brown to carry out the electrical upgrade.

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradesmen will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Internal lighting specialists - what you need to know

Installing new interior lighting can be a really bright idea – transforming your home instantly and for a relatively small outlay. Whether you’re looking to add or move ceiling lights, replace an existing fitting with a series of spotlights or install new wall lights, there are a wide variety of lighting design possibilities, to suit every style of home.

Ceiling lights range from more traditional examples – like your regular ceiling rose and lampshade – through to more modern styles, with metallic lampshades, extended corded flexes, and multi-light chandeliers.

Modern spotlights are available in variety of options too – with different bulbs offering a sliding scale of brightness, wattages and energy efficiency ratings. Meanwhile, wall lights were once a dated option, but modern units are chic and can provide a striking feature for your living or dining room.

Whatever lighting solution you’re looking to install, seek the help of a qualified expert electrician. They’ll ensure your circuits are able to take the lights you want to fit, and ensure any new switch or wiring is installed safely.

How much do electricians charge to install lights?

Your lighting engineer will usually charge you a daily or hourly rate, depending on the amount of work required. Fees for typical interior lighting jobs are:

  • Installation of a single lightweight ceiling light: £60–£100
  • Fit spotlights with new wiring: £80–£100
  • Connect a dimmable wall light: £100–£125

How to fit a new ceiling light

Your electrician will start with some essential safety steps. They’ll switch off the power to the circuit they plan to work on by removing the necessary fuse or turning the circuit off at your consumer unit. They should then check the circuit is definitely turned off with a socket or voltage tester.

Next, they’ll consider how best to attach your new light fitting. A standard ceiling rose or pendant will only be capable of supporting a lightweight bulb and shade. If you’ve opted for something chunkier or heavier (over 2 kg), it’ll need to be supported by a chain.

When they’ve decided how to attach your light to the ceiling, your lighting engineer can begin to remove the existing fitting. After doublechecking the circuit is turned off, they’ll unscrew the rose cover and look at the type of wiring that’s in place.

Most modern light fittings will have junction box wiring – where a single cable enters the rose base. Your electrician will unscrew the old rose base from the ceiling and disconnect the wires. If they’re replacing the light fitting in the same location, they can then simply screw the new base into the ceiling with the necessary fittings and reconnect the wires to your rose.

If you want to move the light, after drilling a new hole in the desired location, your tradesperson will need to push the wires back through the old hole. Provided the cable is long enough to reach the newly drilled hole (and they have access to the ceiling void), your pro can then pull the cable through and reconnect the light in that location. Otherwise they may need to fix a three-terminal junction box to run an additional two-core-and-earth cable up to the new light rose. 

Then they’ll just need to reconnect the new light to the extended cable. The brown core will be connected to the live terminal on the rose base, and the blue wire to the neutral terminal. The yellow and green earth wire must be connected to the earth terminal.

How to fit a new spotlight

Installing spotlights is a trickier task than fitting a pendant ceiling light. Your lighting design expert will begin by following the same safety-first process as they would for any electrical work – by isolating and turning off the circuit they’re working on. And then ensuring there’s no power running through it with a circuit or voltage tester.

Once you’ve decided where your spotlights are going to be positioned, your electrician will need to cut holes in your ceiling, either with a plasterboard saw or a special drill attachment. Before they begin cutting, make sure they check under the floorboards in the room above so they know what’s hidden behind the ceiling.

After they remove the disc of plasterboard cut from the ceiling – sized precisely according to the instructions provided with the light unit – the spotlight should slot into place, held up by spring clips. But before pushing it into position, the light needs to be connected to your circuit.

Your lighting engineer should make sure there's enough ventilation around the light and the transformer, as both can get extremely hot. Provided a single cable is already in place from an existing ceiling rose, your electrician can connect it to the new cable for the spotlights using a three-terminal junction box.

To connect the spotlights, they’ll expose the ends of the core wires and attach them to the light. The spotlight can then be pushed into its hole. And, once they’ve checked the clips are holding it up, you’re all set.

The qualifications your interior lighting design specialist needs

As with all electrical work, any tradesperson working on interior lighting should hold NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) accreditation. This means they’ll be able to sign-off their work as building regulation compliant. And it gives you peace of mind that they’ll be following stringent best practices.

Alongside that, any vocational qualification like a City & Guilds, NVQ or a diploma is a bonus. But undoubtedly one of the most important criteria you should look for is experience (and evidence of that in action) in the form of customer references.

The insurance your tradesperson needs

A competent and reliable tradesperson should arrive with a copy of their public liability insurance ready to show you. That covers both your property and the tradesperson in the case of any mishaps or damage.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they hold NICEIC accreditation?
  • How many lights is it safe to install on one circuit?
  • Are they able to “make good” or redecorate after drilling holes in your ceiling or wall?
  • Will they ensure your spotlights are sufficiently ventilated to prevent overheating?

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Repair after water damage....

Repair after water damage. Downstairs boiler and sockets and lights. Property style: Modern

Repair 1 x light fitting...

Repair 1 x light fitting Additional information: (1) Recently had a new ceiling light and wall switch added to bedroom. Now the light is flickering...

Light fitting not working in...

Light fitting not working in bedroom Property style: Modern

Rewire 1 x bathroom, 3 x...

Rewire 1 x bathroom, 3 x bedrooms, 1 x hallway, 1 x kitchen, 1 x lounge/living room, 1 x stairs, Garage requires check over and minor work. Shed...

Rewire 1 x bedroom Additional...

Rewire 1 x bedroom Additional information: I want to move a double plug socket about 4 feet from its current position, need to do asap Property...

new bathroom needs extraction...

new bathroom needs extraction fan and lights fitted outdoor light needs fitting

Rewire 1 x bathroom, 4 x...

Rewire 1 x bathroom, 4 x bedrooms, 1 x hallway, 1 x kitchen, 1 x lounge/living room Additional information: Looking for quotes for rewiring a 4 bed...

Install 3 x light fittings...

Install 3 x light fittings Additional information: Replacing current light with and fitting of two recessed LED spotlights in a bedroom and two in...

Install 2 x light fittings...

Install 2 x light fittings Additional information: To fit two plumen pendant lights in living room. I will supply the items to be installed...

intermittent flickering of...

intermittent flickering of lights seems to be a problem with the light switches could be loose connection. Property style: Modern

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

app-icon

Get our app for homeowners

  • Send messages and get notifications from tradespeople
  • Add photos to get more accurate quotes
  • View tradespeople’s profiles