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Costs: Lighting

Neil Barnett breaks down sample costs for lighting

Pricing for bright sparks… Neil Barnett, Head of Resource Data of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for various types of lighting. These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium-sized residential project for products in the low to upper-middle specification range. Prices do not include for the contractor’s preliminaries, overhead and profit margin. The base date is September 2013 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Schedule of Rates Online Estimating Data.

Domestic internal lighting£
Garden lighting, spotlight on stake, 240V, IP67135-145
Pendant, one-way switch
including single energy-saving lamp112-120
including three energy-saving lamps163-175
Creative, fused and folded glass, suspended by wire, two energy-saving lamps315-339
Contempory chandelier one-way switch
including five energy-saving lamps166-178
including eight energy-saving lamps416-447
Traditional chandelier one-way switch including eight candle lamps263-283
Flush ceiling one-way switch
reflecting wash, recessed, two energy saving lamps122-131
circuit of four, reflecting wash, recessed, two energy-saving lamps205-221
single spotlight, one halogen lamp110-118
set of three spotlights, one 12V halogen lamp each, one transformer165-177
downlighter, one halogen lamp103-110
circuit of six downlighters, one halogen lamp each144-155
eyeball downlighter, one halogen light110-118
twist and lock low-voltage downlighter, one halogen light, transformer112-120
low-voltage track kit three pendants, halogen bulbs, transformer214-230
low-voltage cable kits five pendants, transformer279-300
high-voltage track kits three pendants246-265
Add for:
low-voltage cable pendant22-24
low-voltage track pendant24-26
high-voltage track pendant27-29
Emergency lighting luminaires£
150mm 3hr non-maintained emergency bulkhead luminaire IP40 4W T5 240V164-176
300mm 3hr non-maintained emergency bulkhead luminaire IP40 8W T5 240V229-246
Commercial internal lighting£
Industrial lighting fittings; high bay type complete with reflector and lamp and gear:
250W sodium195-210
250W metal hallide189-203
250W mercury discharge182-195
Domestic external lighting£
Weatherproof non-maintained bulkhead luminaire IP65 8W T5 240V229-246
Weatherproof maintained bulkhead luminaire IP65
8W T5 240V


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