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

Battery Operated Candles By Festival Delights® - 6 Unscented Small Flameless Candles, Dia. 1.5x1.75 Height, 70+ Hours of Lighting, 6 Extra Batteries Included, LED Candles, Flameless Candle Set, Votive Candles, Centerpieces, Wedding Decor
Battery Operated Candles By Festival Delights® - 6 Unscented Small Flameless Candles, Dia. 1.5x1.75 Height, 70+ Hours of Lighting, 6 Extra Batteries Included, LED Candles, Flameless Candle Set, Votive Candles, Centerpieces, Wedding Decor
$11.79
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 all kinds of events. The...
Hikong Xmas 10m 80 Led Christmas Festival Party Wedding Portable Battery Operated Fairy String Light for Holiday Decoration Lighting (Warm White)
Hikong Xmas 10m 80 Led Christmas Festival Party Wedding Portable Battery Operated Fairy String Light for Holiday Decoration Lighting (Warm White)
$12.45
10m 80 LED Battery Operated Fairy String Light Specifications: LED Quantities: 80 Leds Power: Powered by 3pcs AA battery (Battery is not included, please purchase it yourself) Size: 10M ( Length ) Light Color Options: Pure White / Warm White / Colored / Red / Green / Blue / Yellow / Pink / Purple ( Please choose your prefer color in products page, if some other color is not avaialbe in the pag...
Battery Operated Candles - LED Candles, Look Real Wax, 6 pack set, Flameless Candles, Tea lights, Kid-Safe, No mess, 70+ Hours of Lighting, Batteries Included, Valentine Gifts, Votive Candles, Party Décor, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Candles, Wedding Décor, Centerpieces, Festive Candle Lights, Dinner Lights, Bar Counter, Yoga Practice or Meditation, Indoor and Outdoor Use
Battery Operated Candles - LED Candles, Look Real Wax, 6 pack set, Flameless Candles, Tea lights, Kid-Safe, No mess, 70+ Hours of Lighting, Batteries Included, Valentine Gifts, Votive Candles, Party Décor, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Candles, Wedding Décor, Centerpieces, Festive Candle Lights, Dinner Lights, Bar Counter, Yoga Practice or Meditation, Indoor and Outdoor Use
$14.99
The Secret of Perfect Party The Best Flameless Candle, Look like Real Wax, Safe and No Mess - High Quality Yellow Flickering Light - Long Lasting 70+hour - Safe, Carefree, No Hustle and Mess Great Party Guaranteed Special Romantic Touch entertains Your Guest or Customer. Upgrade Your Special Occation - Welcoming Light at Your Gate - At your Balcony, Bar, Restaurant, Yoga Studio - Suitable for Dinn...
[Apple Certified] Brightech - Energetic3™ - Portable Battery Charger with Integrated Lighting and Micro USB Cables - 8400Ah Battery Cell - Compatible with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 - Perfect for Travel and Road Warriors - The Most Convenient and Smart Way to Charge Your Phone On the Go!
[Apple Certified] Brightech - Energetic3™ - Portable Battery Charger with Integrated Lighting and Micro USB Cables - 8400Ah Battery Cell - Compatible with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 - Perfect for Travel and Road Warriors - The Most Convenient and Smart Way to Charge Your Phone On the Go!
$29.99
Leave the bird's nest of cables at home. Reduce the need to carry multiple cables and adapters. With both micro USB and Lightning cables engineered into the battery, you don't need to hassle with other cables. Time is money. This battery saves time. 3.4A output delivers a good charging rate. Efficiently charges your devices and reduces your wait. The information you need is always easy to see....

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ML4-6 - 6V 4.5AH Lithonia ELB06042 SLA Replacement Battery - 3 Pack - Mighty Max Battery brand product
ML4-6 - 6V 4.5AH Lithonia ELB06042 SLA Replacement Battery - 3 Pack - Mighty Max Battery brand product
$20.99
Mighty Max 6 volt 4.5Ah valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries are maintenance free, rugged and economical. Mighty Max SLA batteries are utilized in a wide variety of applications including electric vehicles, wheelchairs, scooters, UPS backups, computer systems, industrial and medical equipment and more. Delivering power when you need it, the ML4-6 uses a state of the art, heavy-duty, calci...
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 -
$3.97
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....
Moonrays 97143 AA NiMh Pre-charged 1500mAh Rechargeable Batteries for Solar Lights, 4-Pack
Moonrays 97143 AA NiMh Pre-charged 1500mAh Rechargeable Batteries for Solar Lights, 4-Pack
$12.95
97143 Features: -Rechargeable batteries.-Solar powered units.-Economical choice for any solar landscape lighting.-Charge in direct sunlight and require annual replacement to ensure optimal performance.-Designed to work with their original batteries.-Require annual replacement to ensure optimal performance.-Replace your batteries using manufacturing guidelines. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 5.88...
8 Piece Set AAA NiCd 600mAh 1.2V Rechargeable Battery
8 Piece Set AAA NiCd 600mAh 1.2V Rechargeable Battery
$5.90
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....
LE® Under Cabinet Lighting, Motion Sensor Light, Battery Powered, 10 Super-Bright LEDs, Stick-on Anywhere with Magnetic Strip, Daylight White, Closet Cabinet LED Night Light
LE® Under Cabinet Lighting, Motion Sensor Light, Battery Powered, 10 Super-Bright LEDs, Stick-on Anywhere with Magnetic Strip, Daylight White, Closet Cabinet LED Night Light
$8.99
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 strip with magnetic fields is easily attached to and detached from the lamp body,
so you needn't tear off the self-adhesive foam tape when changing the batteries.

No electrici...