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 LED 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 LED 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 Burlwood Style LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce
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$13.41
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
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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…
ExpertPower EXP645 6V 4.5 Amp Rechargeable Battery
ExpertPower EXP645 6V 4.5 Amp Rechargeable Battery
$10.99
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Pathscapes 18500 3.2-Volt 1000mAh Rechargeable Lithium Landscape Lighting Batteries
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Portfolio 18500 3.2-Volt 1000mAh Rechargeable Lithium Landscape Lighting Batteries
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