Lighting Batteries

Lighting Batteries
How can I tap into my apartment’s electricity to add new lighting fixtures?

I live in a small apartment in Los Angeles and am giving it a makeover. I would really like to add some new lighting fixtures (under-cabinet lights in the kitchen, overhead lights in the closet) but don’t want to use battery operated lights.

How can I tap into my apartments electricity to hardwire some switches?

If you are unsure how to tie into or add an electric circuit, it is best to contact a professional electrician first for the safety issue, and secondly because professional electricians know the tricks for running wires in ceilings and walls whild causing only minimal damage to the walls.

For under cabinet lighting, you might try using plug in fixtures like these:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=240170-207-XPV50RCL&lpage=none
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=144686-1390-GL9420-WH-I&lpage=none

and plugging them into an outlet under your cabinets. You can hide the cord using a decorative wood, metal or plastic wiring channel (Wiremould) and paint it to match the wall color

Viatek Puck Stick’Em Battery Operated LED Light

Lithonia Lighting ELB 0607 6V Emergency Replacement Battery
Lithonia Lighting ELB 0607 6V Emergency Replacement Battery
$38.85
The Lithonia Lighting replacement battery is intended for use in emergency lighting. The most common reason for exit or emergency sign failure is a dead battery. It is important to choose a replacement battery with the same voltage and power capacity as your existing battery system….

LE® 6 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LED Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K Warm White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights
LE® 6 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LED Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K Warm White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights
$10.19
Pack of 6 Units Easy Installation. Simply use the supplied adhesive tape to mount the lights onto almost any surface. no wiring or plugs are required. No tools and accessories are required. Mounts anywhere. Perfect for stairs, hallways, closets, countertops, pantries, storage shelves and so on Easy to use. Turn the light on/off with a simple touch Battery powered. Each Work with 3 AAA batt…
It's Exciting Lighting Lighting Battery Powered Burlwood Style LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce
It’s Exciting Lighting Lighting Battery Powered Burlwood Style LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce
$18.57
Get the elegance of accent lighting in your home or on your patio with the ease of hanging a picture. This battery operated LED light is easy to install because there’s no drilling, cutting or wiring involved. Add character and ambiance to your room in just minutes. Manual On/Off switch is discreetly hidden under the sconce shade. It also includes a timer that turns off automatically after 4 hours…
It's Exciting Lighting Lighting Battery Powered Granite Conical Indoor/Outdoor LED Wall Sconce
It’s Exciting Lighting Lighting Battery Powered Granite Conical Indoor/Outdoor LED Wall Sconce
$17.38
Get the elegance of accent lighting in your home or on your patio with the ease of hanging a picture for those areas that do not have an electrical outlet. This faux granite sconce instantly adds warm ambiance and decor to any setting, indoors or outside. The wall light quickly and easily enhances the atmosphere and character of your home, office or apartment, allowing you to redecorate or brighte…
Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
$7.89
The Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries are a great economical choice for any solar landscape lighting that uses rechargeable AA NiCd batteries. Moonrays use rechargeable batteries specially designed for each unique solar powered item. These batteries charge in direct sunlight and require an annual replacement to ensure optimal performance and light output. When replacing your solar li…
Ultralast - Lithium Phosphate Rechargeable Batteries for 3.2 Volt Outdoor Solar Lighting - 600mAh
Ultralast – Lithium Phosphate Rechargeable Batteries for 3.2 Volt Outdoor Solar Lighting – 600mAh
$18.99
Designed for high output outdoor solar lighting. Compatible with Westinghouse super bright solar lights and high output solar lights from Hampton Bay, Yards and Beyond, Allen and Roth, Portfolio and Smith and Hawken. Battery size is specific to model 14500. (battery is NOT AA, AAA or any other such). Item is a 2-pack….
6V 4.5Ah General 00648 Sealed Non-Spillable Emergency Light Battery WKA6-5F - 4 Pack
6V 4.5Ah General 00648 Sealed Non-Spillable Emergency Light Battery WKA6-5F – 4 Pack
$24.95
UB645 6V 4.5AH – Absorbant Glass Mat (AGM) technology for superior performance. Valve regulated, spill proof construction allows safe operation in any position. Common uses for the UB645: Consumer Electronics, Electric Vehicles, Engine Starters, Golf Carts, Hunting, Lawn and Garden Tools, Medical Mobility, Motorcycles, Photography, Power sports, Portable Tools, Solar, Toys and Hobby, Access Con…
TruXedo 1704998 B-Light Black Battery Powered Truck Bed Lighting System
TruXedo 1704998 B-Light Black Battery Powered Truck Bed Lighting System
$34.45
TruXedo’s B-Light battery powered truck bed lighting system is 18 inch super bright LED strip that mounts anywhere and do not need wiring. The unit is powered by 3-AA batteries. No more coming back to a dead engine starting battery if the light is left on. Mounting is a snap, just peel, stick and go. Lights up the entire pick-up truck bed. Entire unit is weather proof. Unit can be used for endless…