Distribution of electrical energy from the source to the appliances needing them has not been easy to determine its cost, neither has it been so cheap to ignore. That is why you are here to update yourself with the current prices of these wiring materials and accessories alongside their fittings and fixtures.
To begin with, let us give a brief background on the cost of wiring a house in Nigeria. It will involve two different kinds of electrical wiring and the respective costs of their accessories. They’re
- Surface wiring
- Conduit we
The cost of conduit wiring is higher than that of surface wiring. Conduit wiring needs more materials/accessories than that that of surface wiring would need. Most wiring accessories used for conduit wiring are quite different from the ones used for surface wiring. For example, wires used for surface wiring are double wires while all wires used for conduit wiring are single wires. You cannot use a double wire conduit wiring. Single wires are very much expensive and have better quality than double wires. Single wires include 1.5 mm, 2.5 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm etc that has just single wires inside. Anyone using them will have to purchase their different single colors. While double wires are wires with double copper wires inside. The different colors are just wrapped in one. Examples include 1 mm, 2.5 mm.
Most houses are wired in parallel circuit. The wire for the positive current is Negative, while the wire for the negative current is black. The ground is either green or bare copper.
Shop List of Electrical wiring materials, Accessories in Nigeria 2021
|Wiring Materials||Quantity||Current Prices|
|1 mm||Bundle||₦7,000 – ₦9,500|
|1.5 mm||Bundle||₦7,200 – ₦9,500|
|2.5 mm wire||Bundle||₦13,000 – ₦17,500|
|4 mm wire||Bundle||₦15,000 – ₦22,000|
|6 mm wire||Bundle||₦15,000 – ₦30,000|
|8 mm wire (11 KV)||Bundle||₦60,000|
|10 mm wire||Bundle||₦45,000 – ₦65,000|
|Angle Lamp Holder||single||₦2,000|
|Straight Lamp Holder||single||₦2,000|
|Dropping Lamp Holder||single||₦2,000|
|Path Rest||1 Pack||₦1,000|
|nail (for wiring)||1 Pack||₦500|
|Ceiling rose||1 Pack||₦2,000|
|Change Over Knife switch||30 Amps||₦1,500 (for one)|
|Change Over Knife switch||60 Amps||₦2,000 (for one)|
|Change Over Knife switch||100 amps||₦2,500 (for one)|
|Change Over Knife switch||200 Amps||₦6,500 (for one)|
|1 mm (double)||Bundle||₦7,500|
|0ne-way cutout fuse||1||₦2,500|
|two-way cutout fuse||1||₦3,500|
Electrical Cables, Bulbs and Switches
These are used to connect two or more devices in order to transfer electrical power from one device to another. Every electrical cable has its own uses and functions, therefore each cable must be channeled to its function. Nigerchin cables are always the best cables. There are other cable manufacturers such as Colman cables, Cutix cables Cometstar cables, etc.
Price List of Colman and Cutix Cables in Nigeria
The prices of these cables varies according to location in Nigeria.
|1.5mm||₦9,000||₦35,000 (X 2 core)|
|10 mm||₦61,000 – ₦85,000||₦68,000|
|16 mm||₦70,000 – ₦90,000||₦113,000|
Price List of Nigerchin Cables in Nigeria
|1.5 mm||₦7,000 – ₦9000|
|2.5 mm||₦12,000 – ₦14,000|
|6 mm||₦33,000 – ₦39,000|
|16 mm||₦29,000 – ₦35,000|
|1.5 mm (X 2 core)||₦27,500|
Price List of Electric Bulbs in Nigeria
|Rechargeable Bulbs||1||₦1,000 – 2,500|
|AKT LED Bulbs||1||₦900|
Price List of Electric Switches in Nigeria
|One gang switch||1||₦3,000|
|Two gang switch||1||₦3,000|
|Three gang switch||1||₦3,500|
|20 Amps Water heater switch||1||₦1,800|
Price List of Electric Sockets in Nigeria
|13 Amps socket (single)||1||₦13,500|
|13 Amps socket (double)||1||₦8,500|
|15 Amps socket (single)||1||₦1,000|
|15 Amps socket (Double)||1||₦1,700|
5 Types of Electrical Wires and their uses.
The best electrical wire for home is Nigerian wire known as nigerchin. It’s very durable and lasts longer than any other wire. The prices of nigerchin wire depends on the sizes in millimetres.
The price of a roll of electrical cable depends on the type and brand of wire you want to buy. For example, the price of one roll/bundle of nigerchin 1.5 mm is 17,000 naira. Different rolls/bundles have different prices. Below are the price list of all electrical wiring materials.
- Black : This type of wire is used for switches or outlets. They’re hot wires.
- Red : The red wire is mostly used for switch legs. It is also used for connecting wire between 2 hardwired smoke detectors. They’re also hot wires
- Blue and Yellow : The blue and yellow wires are hot wires used for conduit wiring.
- White : The white wire is always neutral.
- Green and Bare Copper : These are only used for grounding.