06:34PM | 11/13/13
Member Since: 11/13/13
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I'm building my new home and wanted to install multiple LED downlights in the living, dining and kitchen. The builder wants to charge $200 per lights, which seems unreal.
I was wondering if I ask them to put a junction box in each area (kitchen, living and dining) and later get an electrician to install the downlights. Can you please advise if I can install multiple lights (4) from one junction box and one switch? The builder is saying I need a junction box for every single light.

Thanks in advance.



Duane, Moderator

09:32PM | 11/14/13
Member Since: 11/14/13
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Hello Maxi,
The cost to install the downlights also known as recessed or can lights appears to be average, based on a mid-atlantic ( eastcoast) prices.
With the varying cost of living in different parts of the country labor rates change as well.
Led lights initially cost more to install however they have a much better return on your initial investment.
Each can ( the metal housing that is installed above the drywall) has a built in junction box, however there could be a different state code that requires the installing that your builder is suggesting.
I hope this helps.

Duane Cotton, expert moderator
Build America Construction Inc


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