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

LE 6 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LEDs Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K Warm White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights, Closet Light
LE 6 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LEDs Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K Warm White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights, Closet Light
$10.19
Pack of 6 UnitsMounts AnywhereIn addition to lighting up dark spaces around the home: closets, cabinets, counters, or utility rooms, the stick-on lights also work well whether in the car or RV, on a boat, or when camping. Easy InstallationSimply use the supplied adhesive tape to mount the lights onto almost any surface. No wiring, plugs, tools or accessories are required. Battery PoweredEach puck …
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…
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
$18.32
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…
Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces, Interstate ANIC1169, Lithonia ELB1210N, Lithonia ELB1P201N, Lithonia ELB1P201N2, Lithonia ELB1P2901N, Lithonia LQMSW3R12277ELW, Saft 16440 FAST USA SHIP
Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces, Interstate ANIC1169, Lithonia ELB1210N, Lithonia ELB1P201N, Lithonia ELB1P201N2, Lithonia ELB1P2901N, Lithonia LQMSW3R12277ELW, Saft 16440 FAST USA SHIP
$9.95
1.2V Emergency Lighting Battery fits Lithonia ELB1210N ELB1P201N ELB1P201N21.2V Emergency Lighting Battery is an ideal replacement battery for traditional emergency lighting and exit signs. These signs have been primarily focused on guiding the interior occupants of a building to the nearest exit in the event of an emergency make sure to replace the batteries in these emergency lighting units and …
Pathscapes 18500 3.2-Volt 1000mAh Rechargeable Lithium Landscape Lighting Batteries
Pathscapes 18500 3.2-Volt 1000mAh Rechargeable Lithium Landscape Lighting Batteries
$11.89
18500 3.2-Volt Rechargeable Lithium Landscape Lighting Batteries…
3pc Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces Exell Battery EBE-51, Interstate ANIC1169, Lithonia ELB1210N, Lithonia ELB1P201N, Lithonia ELB1P201N2, Lithonia ELB1P2901N, Lithonia LQMSW3R12277ELW, Saft 16440 FAST USA SHIP
3pc Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces Exell Battery EBE-51, Interstate ANIC1169, Lithonia ELB1210N, Lithonia ELB1P201N, Lithonia ELB1P201N2, Lithonia ELB1P2901N, Lithonia LQMSW3R12277ELW, Saft 16440 FAST USA SHIP
$26.95
1.2V Emergency Lighting Battery Fits Lithonia ELB1210N ELB1P201N ELB1P2901N1.2V Emergency Lighting Battery is an ideal replacement battery for traditional emergency lighting and exit signs. These signs have been primarily focused on guiding the interior occupants of a building to the nearest exit in the event of an emergency make sure to replace the batteries in these emergency lighting units and …
Perfect Home Station - 8 Piece Set AA NiCd 600mAh 1.2V Rechargeable Battery -
Perfect Home Station – 8 Piece Set AA NiCd 600mAh 1.2V Rechargeable Battery –
$7.99
This NiCd AAA Rechargeable battery comes in a pack of 8. It is Ideal for emergency lighting battery pack or any high power device which needs a reliable DC Portable Power….
RiteLite LPL704 Battery-Operated LED Under-Cabinet Track Light
RiteLite LPL704 Battery-Operated LED Under-Cabinet Track Light
$14.11
The overhang of cabinets and shelves can cast a shadow that creates dark spaces underneath, making it feel like there’s less usable space than what actually exists. Quickly and easily illuminate these dark corners and overlooked areas with help from RiteLite’s LPL704 under-cabinet light. The track light features a sleek-looking base with four separate light heads with super-bright white LEDs that …
AJC Replacement Battery for Lithonia ELB06042 6V, 4.5Ah Emergency Light Batteries
AJC Replacement Battery for Lithonia ELB06042 6V, 4.5Ah Emergency Light Batteries
$5.49
Battery is compatible with these Brands: Lithonia. IMPORTANT: You MUST RE-USE: your existing cabling and hardware. These are replacement batteries only. NOTE: It is your responsibility to verify the batteries being ordered match the batteries in your unit prior to placing your order. We are not responsible for incorrect orders. Chemistry: Sealed Lead Acid (AGM). Warranty: 1 Year. DISCLAIMER: Our p…
Veepeak LED Motion Sensor Closet Light Night Light Battery Operated Under Cabinet Lighting with 3 Mode Switch, Stick on Anywhere, Wireless Motion Activated
Veepeak LED Motion Sensor Closet Light Night Light Battery Operated Under Cabinet Lighting with 3 Mode Switch, Stick on Anywhere, Wireless Motion Activated
$12.99
The Veepeak updated Stick on Motion Sensor Light offers a simple solution to lighting any area inside your home. The detachable design with switch makes it versatile enough to be used as a portable emergency light, a night light or as a cabinet, pantry or closet light for dim areas. Beaming with 80 lumens of bright light, the light has motion and light sensors so it only turns on when it detects m…