Outlet Installations or Relocations.

An outlet installation is when an outlet is added to a space on the wall that is empty with no existing outlet device, while a relocation is when an existing outlet is moved to a different location on the wall.

Condition of the walls and distance from the nearest power source will be the biggest cost factors when it comes to labor. Working on exposed walls without drywall or insulation takes less time and work for an electrician. Finished walls may require additional work and drywall repair, increasing the total project price.

Consult Spotlight Energy for an exact estimate on installing or relocating an outlet device.

Outlet Replacements.

An outlet replacement is necessary when there is a need for a repair to an existing outlet on the wall. Replacements can also be necessary if the property owner has the need for a change in look, style or functionality of an outdated outlet device.

If there is no need for a repair diagnosis, a simple replacement of an outlet will be the most affordable install.

Non-working Outlets.

There may be times where a property owner notices that a specific outlet is not working and does not have power. The issue at this point remains a mystery as the lack of power could be caused by faults at the outlet itself or perhaps a more complex wiring issue.

This job description would fall under what licensed electricians consider a service call or "troubleshoot" that is billed on a time and material basis in order to come onsite, take apart the outlet, and diagnose the true electrical issue.

Service call / troubleshoot rates vary in structure by electrician but you may see a dispatch fee plus time and material rates for a licensed electrician to show up at your door, diagnose, and repair your issue.

Types of Outlets

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlets – GFCIs protect people from electric shock by sensing abnormal current flow and stopping electricity from flowing to the outlet.
  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Outlets –AFCIs protect homes from house fires by sensing power arcs and stopping them.
  • Smart Outlets – Homeowners are installing more smart devices at their homes all the time. From smart speakers to smart doorbells, it’s easy to keep an eye on your home from anywhere in the world. Smart outlets will connect to the other smart devices in your home to enhance security and convenience.
  • USB Outlets – Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just plug your smartphone’s USB charger right into the wall? Well now you can! USB outlets allow you to charge electronic devices using just a USB cord.
  • Switched Outlets – A switched outlet is half power receptacle, half power switch. Whatever you plug into the outlet can be turned on or off by flipping the switch. This option can be handy if you have a hard-to-reach device that you want to be able to turn on and off easily.
  • Tamper-Resistant (Child Proof) Outlets – Child-resistant outlets provide more reliable safety and protection than plastic plug covers. The tamper-resistant device cannot be removed from the outlet, offering small children better safeguarding from electrocution.
  • Two-Duplex Outlets – Instead of having just two plug spaces available, double it to four with these handy outlet upgrades. Two-duplex outlets are especially useful for home offices, kitchens counters, and entertainment centers.
  • 15-amp Outlets – The standard three-prong outlet is best suited for hallways, guest rooms, and other areas where you probably won’t have to plug many things in at once.
  • 20-amp Outlets – This beefed-up version of the standard outlet brings kitchen counter areas up to modern building codes. You can tell them apart by the horizontal slot coming off the 20-amp’s left wire plug. Your 20-amp outlets are best suited to high current kitchen appliances, like toaster ovens and blenders.
  • 30-amp and 40-amp Outlets – These are intended for use with items such as gas dryers and RV shore power outlets.
  • 50-amp Outlets – These are the biggest outlets installed at most residential buildings. The 50-amp outlets are required for large appliances such as ovens and electric dryers and at-times electric vehicle chargers.

Could I do this myself (DIY) or with a handyman?

We never recommend DIY or handymen for electrical work. There are major disadvantages when completing electrical projects through an amateur installer. We recommend consulting an experienced and licensed electrician anytime electrical work is involved. When using an amateur:

  • You take on a higher risk for potential fire hazards that could harm your family and destroy your belongings. There's a reason why many states require that you earn your electrical license through an accredited schooling program - it's serious and skilled work.
  • You may not be covered by insurance for the install or replacement. Most handymen do not carry any insurance policies for the work they conduct leaving you high and dry with no coverage when an issue arises.
  • You run the risk of improper installation. More often than not, handymen incorrectly wire things and are not up-to-date with national electrical code. This leads to broken, inadequate, and unsafe outlets over time. Ultimately, leaving you paying double for future returns and repair work. Do it right the first time with Spotlight Energy.

We've Been Installing Outlets in New Jersey for Over 34 years

Founded in 1987, Spotlight Energy Solutions (formerly Spotlight Electric) has become one of the most trusted installers of renewables and custom electrical products and services. Spotlight Energy has served over 4,000 customers and completed over 20,000 installs across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

We continuously work hard to uphold our reputation of high-quality services, while simultaneously establishing a goal of building a greener future through renewable energy solutions.

We're shaping your greener tomorrow through our quality connections today.


We're 34 year licensed electrical professionals with over 20,000 successful electrical installs under our belts. We're not handymen.


Installs are backed with $3M insurance and a 1-year workmanship warranty against malfunctions.

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All install techs are Tier-1 background checked by Home Depot and Lowe's.

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"From start to finish it's been an enjoyable experience with Spotlight. My project turned out beautifully in a timely manner. I will definitely use them again & recommend them to everyone! Thank you Spotlight!!"

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