Installing a Light Fitting

Don’t be tempted to self install electrical light fittings! It may seem a simple enough job, changing a light fitting, however in Western Australia a qualified electrician must be used to perform this job.


Beautiful light fitting


Often people enquire how much it would be to install a light fitting, however, it really isn’t as simple as quoting a set price. We need to see how big or heavy  the fitting is, does it require assembly (such as a chandalier), how the roof is  insulated or how high the ceiling is (sometimes scaffolding or a scissor ladder is required).

Western Suburbs Electrical are experienced in installation of all kinds of light fittings, including:

  • Pendant Lights
  • Chandaliers
  • Oyster Lights
  • Ceiling Lights
  • Cabinet Lights
  • Wall Lights
  • Spot Lights

“Why do I need an electrician?  Isn’t installing a light fitting an easy DIY job?”

The answer in short is that a qualified electrician can sort through the existing wiring that is located behind the light fitting. They will also be able to readily identify if if the light fitting requires a new earth wire.  More importantly, if something isn’t wired correctly (and you haven’t obtained an electrical safety certificate from the electrician) and there is a fire or other damage, your home and contents insurers will not pay out.

Electricians are licensed because they are educated to do the job safely, and continuously educated on the evolving nature of these types of work. They are also extensively insured.  Risk changing you own light fittings, but when you or one of your family members get electrocuted, you’ll not only have lost a loved one, but potentially be up for a fairly large fine from both your energy supplier and worksafe (and the possibility of being charged with criminal charges). 999 out of 1000 times nothing will happen, but that 1 time in 1000 could be life altering.

Western Suburbs Electrical can provide an obligation free quote for lighting installation. It really is a small price to pay for safety.