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

KINSUN 8-Pack Rechargeable Batteries 1.2V Ni-Cd AA 900mAh for Outdoor Solar Garden Lights
KINSUN 8-Pack Rechargeable Batteries 1.2V Ni-Cd AA 900mAh for Outdoor Solar Garden Lights
$8.90
KINSUN Advantages: Reliable Quality; Reasonable Price Prompt Delivery; Excellent Customer Service Description: All items are 100% Brand New in Original Condition guarantee. Ni-CD AA 900mAh 1.2V Rechargeable Battery Capacity : 900mAh Voltage: 1.2V Chemistry: Ni-CD (Nickel Cadmium) Size : 14.1mm x 50.0mm (1 piece) Weight : 0.044 lbs (1 piece) Rechargeable Cycle : Up to 1000 times Main Feat…
Lithonia ELB-06042 6V 4.5Ah Emergency Light Battery - This is an AJC Brand Replacement
Lithonia ELB-06042 6V 4.5Ah Emergency Light Battery – This is an AJC Brand Replacement
$5.89
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…
Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
$6.08
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…

T01B Closet Light - JEBSENS 14 LED Under Cabinet Lighting And Battery Operated Wireless Motion Sensor Light With Auto On Off Function, Light Cool White And Light Beams Adjustable - Black
T01B Closet Light – JEBSENS 14 LED Under Cabinet Lighting And Battery Operated Wireless Motion Sensor Light With Auto On Off Function, Light Cool White And Light Beams Adjustable – Black
$14.99
Have you ever been bothered by the dark closet? JEBSENS New T01B 14 LED Under Counter Lights is created for you! Motion Sensor Light Switch: The T01B under counter lighting with Auto/On/Off 3 modes for dark closet. It will turn on Automatically when you get within 3 meters and the light stay on for extra 5 seconds after you leave under Auto mode, the T01B works day and night, it can be your be…

Crysto 2 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LED Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights(Black)
Crysto 2 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LED Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights(Black)
$5.99
Pack of 2 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 batteries …
SunLabz Rechargeable Batteries, Ultra-Efficient NiCD AAA (8 Pack)
SunLabz Rechargeable Batteries, Ultra-Efficient NiCD AAA (8 Pack)
$8.99
Single-use batteries are toxic to the environment and expensive to continuously replace. Our mission at Sunlabz is to offer a more effective, energy efficient, and affordable alternative to traditional batteries. Our NiCD cells can be used and recharged 1000 times over, and surpass alkaline batteries in energy density every time….
Powermall 12V 5Ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery Rechargeable Emergency Lighting Battery with Faston Connector
Powermall 12V 5Ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery Rechargeable Emergency Lighting Battery with Faston Connector
$14.99
Our Sealed Lead Acid Battery TL1250 designed with an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) technology with a valve regulated design, that can be used in enclosed and indoor environments without leaking or maintenance, providing a superior performance for thousands of models. Specifications: Maintenance-free operation Voltage: 12 Volt Amperage: 5 Ah Size: 3.54×2.75×3.98 inch Chemistry: SLA, AGM Certification: …
Brilliant Evolution BRRC135 Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
Brilliant Evolution BRRC135 Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control – Operates On 3 AA Batteries – Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
$34.99
55 LUMENS Super bright, long lasting LEDs 3000k warm white glow WIRELESS REMOTE Turn the puck lights ON/OFF with the remote up to 15 feet away Control up to 12 puck lights with 1 remote TAP LENS Press the tap lens to turn the puck lights ON/OFF SELECTABLE DIMMER Select the exact level of brightness Use the 50% or 100% preset brightness buttons OPTIONAL AUTO OFF TIMER Set the lights to tur…