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

Timer Flameless Candles By Festival Delights® - Premium IC-controlled Soft Flickering Votive Battery Operated Candles, 70+ Hours of Lighting, 5-Hours-Cycle Timer, Dia. 1.5x1.75 Height, Total 12 Battery cells Included, LED Candles, Flameless Candle Set, Votive Candles, Wedding Decor
Timer Flameless Candles By Festival Delights® - Premium IC-controlled Soft Flickering Votive Battery Operated Candles, 70+ Hours of Lighting, 5-Hours-Cycle Timer, Dia. 1.5x1.75 Height, Total 12 Battery cells Included, LED Candles, Flameless Candle Set, Votive Candles, Wedding Decor
$12.99
IC-controlled Flickering Battery Operated Candles By Festival Delights® - To Brighten Your Home Festival Delights® provides clean, romantic, safe and elegant flameless candles without any mess or hazardous flames associated with them. The flameless LED candles flicker and glow just like traditional candles and look more beautiful and authentic. They provide an exceptional decorating effect for a...
Fulcrum 30010-301 LED Battery-Operated Stick-On Tap Light, Silver, 3 Pack
Fulcrum 30010-301 LED Battery-Operated Stick-On Tap Light, Silver, 3 Pack
$6.91
Illuminate dark corners and closets with super bright LED's that turn on with a simple tap...
ENHANCE Color Changing Children's LED 7.9 Mood Lamp Night Light with Wireless Remote Control , 4 Lighting Modes & Battery or AC Adapter Power - Perfect for Babies , Infants , Children & All Ages!
ENHANCE Color Changing Children's LED 7.9 Mood Lamp Night Light with Wireless Remote Control , 4 Lighting Modes & Battery or AC Adapter Power - Perfect for Babies , Infants , Children & All Ages!
$39.99
"ENHANCE Color Changing Children's Mood Lamp - The Radiant Sleep Time Night Light. Shining Quality - Tonight you can turn your room into a dreamscape! The ENHANCE Mood Lamp Night Light is the ultimate compliment to any color scheme or décor. A powerful LED light shifts through up to 256 vibrant colors so vivid you have to see it for yourself! The lamp encasement is made of durable hand-blown glas...

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Lithonia ELB06042 Replacement Rhino Battery [Electronics]
Lithonia ELB06042 Replacement Rhino Battery [Electronics]
$12.29
This is a replacement SLA battery for UB645 (D5733), YT-645, CP645, 3FM4.5, DJW6-4.5 and CP645. We supply only brand new, factory fresh, high quality batteries. We guarantee the best price and 100% compatibility with your Lithonia ELB06042 model. The replacement sla batteries also include a minimum of one year warranty. Popular applications for our sla batteries are UPS, emergency lighting, securi...
It's Exciting Lighting Battery Powered Burlwood Style LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce
It's Exciting Lighting Battery Powered Burlwood Style LED Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce
$19.98
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...

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LE® PIR Under Cabinet Lighting, Wireless Motion Sensor Light, Battery Powered , 10 Super-Bright LEDs, Stick-on Anywhere with Magnetic Strip, Warm White, Closet Cabinet LED Night Light, Pack of 3 Units
LE® PIR Under Cabinet Lighting, Wireless Motion Sensor Light, Battery Powered , 10 Super-Bright LEDs, Stick-on Anywhere with Magnetic Strip, Warm White, Closet Cabinet LED Night Light, Pack of 3 Units
$23.50
Pack of 3 Units

Smart and sensitive detector. Motion sensor combined with a light sensor allows the light to turn on only when it is dark and only when motion is detected.

Easy to install. Stick it to anywhere with the self-adhesive foam tape (included). No wiring required.

Safe to use. Battery powered, it is touchable and safe to children.

The battery is easy to change. An adhesive st...

TruXedo 1704998 B-Light Black Battery Powered Truck Bed Lighting System
TruXedo 1704998 B-Light Black Battery Powered Truck Bed Lighting System
$32.36
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...