By Emily Rivers
Last updated 24th April 2023

LED Light Installation Cost Guide 2023

LED lighting is a great option for lighting your home, as it is energy efficient and low maintenance compared with other forms of traditional lighting. While LED bulbs are compatible with existing wiring so you can often simply change your bulbs, if you want a new LED light installation you’ll probably need an electrician. So how much does LED light installation cost in 2023?

How much does it cost to install LED lights?

Depending on the type of LED light fitting you want, you should expect to pay between £125-£300 to install LED lights. HaMuch has a large database of hourly and daily rates for electricians based on your area, so take a look at them for a more accurate labour cost, but these are the average LED light installation costs in the UK:

Installation type

Average cost

5-foot LED lighting tube

£125

LED strip lighting under kitchen cabinets

£225

6 LED downlights in a room

£300

Cost to install LED lights 

What are LED lights?

LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes) emit light when an electric current is passed through them. This is different to traditional lightbulbs that produce light by heating a filament until it glows, which is very inefficient – 90% of the electricity used to light these bulbs goes on producing heat.

LED lights come in the form of strip or tube lights, downlights, golf bulbs, candles and many more. Technology has advanced so that any type of light you used to have in a halogen or incandescent bulb is probably now available as an LED bulb.

LED lights are extremely energy efficient and therefore have lower energy costs than other types of lighting. That also means they reduce your carbon footprint, since they use less energy. You can expect LED lights to last at least eight years, if not longer.

Common brands of LED light

While there are lots of generic LED lighting brands out there that will do the job, sometimes it pays to spend a bit more on a well-known, trusted brand to ensure you get long-lasting, high-quality light. Here are some of the top LED downlight brands and the costs associated with them:

Brand

Price range

Ansell

£5-£90

Aurora

£10-£95

Collingwood

£14-£140

Integral

£6-£80

Luceco

£8-£20

OSRAM

£5-£120

How much does it cost to install LED ceiling lights in the UK?

It costs an average of £300 to install 6 LED ceiling lights, or downlights, in the UK. It’s worth remembering that an electrician will need access to your ceiling cavity, and if this is difficult, it will drive up the cost. There are solutions available if you don’t have access to your ceiling cavity, but again, these will drive up the price.

Do LED lights increase your electric bill?

No, LED lights won’t increase your electric bill if you’re replacing halogen bulbs or other traditional bulbs. They are much more energy efficient, so you should notice your electric bill decrease! Obviously, if you are adding extra LED lights to your home, then you’ll be using more electricity - but they’re so efficient that you shouldn’t notice a huge increase.

Do I need an electrician to install LED lights?

If you’re just changing your traditional bulbs over to LED light bulbs, there’s no need to hire an electrician for this if it’s a simple and easy swap. However, if you are planning a new LED light installation, then you do need an electrician to install LED lights. While you could install them yourself if you’ve had some experience with electrics before, we’d always recommend leaving any electrical jobs to a qualified electrician. 

If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could potentially shock yourself or cause a fire hazard. It’s not worth risking you and your family’s health to install LED lights more cheaply. Speak to an electrician or lighting specialist who will be able to help you maximise the budget you have available.

Are LED lights worth the cost?

We think LED lights are worth the cost! They give such a sleek look to a room and are very versatile, giving you options to add warm, white or even coloured lighting to your home. They’re also energy efficient and therefore are a more sustainable way to light your home, so you know you’re doing your bit for the environment by switching to LED downlights.

Things to do before getting LED downlights installed

Check your electrics

It’s a good idea to get an electrician to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) to check that your electrics, including your consumer unit, are in good working order. If you’re adding extra lighting, this could overload an old fuseboard, so if your electrics are old it’s a sensible step to take.

Shop around

While you might get the best prices for LED lights online, nothing compares to getting advice from a professional. Go into a few local lighting stores and ask for advice about which LEDs would be best for you. An expert will be able to help you best if you can give accurate measurements of your room, what you use it for and what kind of ambience you want to create.

Get a range of quotes

Before hiring an electrician to install your LED lights, make sure you get a variety of quotes from registered electricians. They should be accredited by an official trade body like NAPIT, NICEIC or ELECSA. 

At HaMuch we’ll put you in touch with local electricians to install your LED lights. Make an enquiry now to compare prices and choose the best person for the job.


Estimates for common electrician jobs;

Rates for other trades

LED light installation cost in the UK
LED light installation cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKLED light installation cost
LED light installation near Aberdeen£89
LED light installation near Amber Valley£83
LED light installation near Angus£81
LED light installation near Arun£89
LED light installation near Ashfield£87
LED light installation near Aylesbury Vale£105
LED light installation near Barnsley£89
LED light installation near Basildon£109
LED light installation near Basingstoke & Deane£109
LED light installation near Bassetlaw£87
LED light installation near Bath & North East Somerset£97
LED light installation near Bedford£103
LED light installation near Belfast£71
LED light installation near Birmingham£91
LED light installation near Blackburn£89
LED light installation near Blackpool£89
LED light installation near Bolton£89
LED light installation near Bournemouth£91
LED light installation near Bracknell Forest£113
LED light installation near Bradford£89
LED light installation near Braintree£101
LED light installation near Breckland£97
LED light installation near Bridgend£85
LED light installation near Brighton£101
LED light installation near Bristol£95
LED light installation near Broadland£95
LED light installation near Broxtowe£87
LED light installation near Bury£89
LED light installation near Caerphilly£85
LED light installation near Calderdale£87
LED light installation near Cambridge£101
LED light installation near Canterbury£89
LED light installation near Cardiff£87
LED light installation near Carmarthenshire£83
LED light installation near Charnwood£87
LED light installation near Chelmsford£107
LED light installation near Cheltenham£89
LED light installation near Cherwell£101
LED light installation near Chester£87
LED light installation near Colchester£97
LED light installation near Conway£123
LED light installation near Coventry£91
LED light installation near Crewe & Nantwich£83
LED light installation near Dacorum£115
LED light installation near Derby£83
LED light installation near Doncaster£87
LED light installation near Dover£87
LED light installation near Dudley£91
LED light installation near Dumfries & Galloway£85
LED light installation near Dundee£89
LED light installation near East Ayrshire£85
LED light installation near East Devon£87
LED light installation near East Dunbartonshire£95
LED light installation near East Hampshire£97
LED light installation near East Hertfordshire£109
LED light installation near East Lindsey£77
LED light installation near East Riding£87
LED light installation near Eastleigh£101
LED light installation near Edinburgh£93
LED light installation near Elmbridge£121
LED light installation near Epping Forest£119
LED light installation near Erewash£87
LED light installation near Exeter£83
LED light installation near Falkirk£95
LED light installation near Fife£89
LED light installation near Flintshire£85
LED light installation near Gateshead£89
LED light installation near Gedling£87
LED light installation near Glasgow£93
LED light installation near Gloucester£87
LED light installation near Guildford£111
LED light installation near Gwynedd£115
LED light installation near Halton£89
LED light installation near Harrogate£87
LED light installation near Havant & Waterloo£95
LED light installation near Horsham£107
LED light installation near Huntingdonshire£103
LED light installation near Ipswich£91
LED light installation near Isle of Wight£101
LED light installation near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£87
LED light installation near Kingston-upon-Hull£85
LED light installation near Kirklees£87
LED light installation near Knowsley£89
LED light installation near Lancaster£83
LED light installation near Leeds£91
LED light installation near Leicester£97
LED light installation near Lisburn£73
LED light installation near Liverpool£89
LED light installation near London£121
LED light installation near Luton£113
LED light installation near Macclesfield£89
LED light installation near Maidstone£109
LED light installation near Manchester£89
LED light installation near Mid Bedfordshire£107
LED light installation near Mid Sussex£105
LED light installation near Middlesbrough£89
LED light installation near Milton Keynes£103
LED light installation near Neath Port Talbot£85
LED light installation near New Forest£97
LED light installation near Newbury£107
LED light installation near Newcastle-under-Lyme£83
LED light installation near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£89
LED light installation near Newport£87
LED light installation near North Ayrshire£89
LED light installation near North East Lincolnshire£79
LED light installation near North Hertfordshire£109
LED light installation near North Lanarkshire£93
LED light installation near North Lincolnshire£87
LED light installation near North Somerset£93
LED light installation near North Tyneside£89
LED light installation near North Wiltshire£103
LED light installation near Northampton£99
LED light installation near Norwich£97
LED light installation near Nottingham£87
LED light installation near Nuneaton & Bedworth£95
LED light installation near Oldham£89
LED light installation near Oxford£103
LED light installation near Pembrokeshire£75
LED light installation near Perth & Kinross£91
LED light installation near Peterborough£95
LED light installation near Plymouth£87
LED light installation near Poole£91
LED light installation near Portsmouth£99
LED light installation near Powys£91
LED light installation near Preston£89
LED light installation near Reading£111
LED light installation near Redcar & Cleveland£91
LED light installation near Reigate & Banstead£119
LED light installation near Renfrewshire£93
LED light installation near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£87
LED light installation near Rochdale£89
LED light installation near Rotherham£83
LED light installation near Salford£89
LED light installation near Salisbury£87
LED light installation near Sandwell£91
LED light installation near Scarborough£83
LED light installation near Sefton£89
LED light installation near Sevenoaks£113
LED light installation near Sheffield£83
LED light installation near Slough£115
LED light installation near Solihull£93
LED light installation near South Ayrshire£89
LED light installation near South Bedfordshire£103
LED light installation near South Cambridgeshire£103
LED light installation near South Gloucestershire£95
LED light installation near South Kesteven£95
LED light installation near South Lanarkshire£91
LED light installation near South Oxfordshire£107
LED light installation near South Somerset£93
LED light installation near South Tyneside£89
LED light installation near Southampton£99
LED light installation near Southend-on-Sea£105
LED light installation near St Albans£117
LED light installation near St Helens£87
LED light installation near Stafford£87
LED light installation near Stockport£89
LED light installation near Stockton-on-Tees£89
LED light installation near Stoke-on-Trent£83
LED light installation near Stratford-on-Avon£93
LED light installation near Stroud£87
LED light installation near Suffolk Coastal£93
LED light installation near Sunderland£89
LED light installation near Swale£99
LED light installation near Swansea£85
LED light installation near Tameside£89
LED light installation near Teignbridge£81
LED light installation near Tendring£93
LED light installation near Test Valley£93
LED light installation near Thamesdown£101
LED light installation near Thanet£85
LED light installation near The Wrekin£83
LED light installation near Thurrock£113
LED light installation near Torbay£81
LED light installation near Trafford£89
LED light installation near Vale of Glamorgan£87
LED light installation near Vale of White Horse£101
LED light installation near Vale Royal£85
LED light installation near Wakefield£89
LED light installation near Walsall£91
LED light installation near Warrington£87
LED light installation near Warwick£93
LED light installation near Waveney£91
LED light installation near Waverley£109
LED light installation near Wealden£115
LED light installation near West Lancashire£89
LED light installation near West Lothian£91
LED light installation near West Wiltshire£103
LED light installation near Wigan£87
LED light installation near Windsor & Maidenhead£115
LED light installation near Wirral£91
LED light installation near Wokingham£113
LED light installation near Wolverhampton£93
LED light installation near Wrexham Maelor£83
LED light installation near Wychavon£91
LED light installation near Wycombe£111
LED light installation near York£87