By Phillip Schmidt, Networx

The cost of adding recessed light fixtures depends on several factors, namely, the number and type of fixtures you want, the state of the existing wiring and the basic installation factors, including what's above the ceiling where the lights will go. The best way to ensure accurate bids from electricians is to choose the fixtures beforehand and to understand what's required to get the job done. The final variable -- labor cost -- is determined by the local market for electrical work.