Installing a dimmer switch is just as easy as installing a single-pole switch, and adjustable overhead lighting is a great improvement that adds appeal to any home.
How difficult is it to install a dimmer?
Difficulty: Beginner Most dimmers are designed to fit a standard wall box opening, which makes it easy to replace the switch for any incandescent or halogen light with a dimmer. This guide will show you how to install a dimmer switch by yourself, in a relatively short amount of time.
Can you fit a dimmer switch yourself?
To replace an ordinary, one way, on/off switch with a dimmer is easy. Simply (TURN OFF THE LIGHTING CIRCUIT FIRST) remove the face screws and pull out the face plate. You will find a red and black wire connected to the switch. Both of these wires are live wires when the circuit is reconnected.
How much does it cost to install a new light switch?
How much does it cost to install a light switch? Prices for replacing light switches typically range from $65 to $125. This varies depending on the type of switch and whether any changes are made to your homes wiring. Wiring a completely new fixture and switch could take several hours and cost $400 or more.