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
$9.99
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
$5.90
Illuminate dark corners and closets with super bright LED's that turn on with a simple tap...
SeaThingz Flameless Candles ☼ Battery Operated LED Sea Urchin ☼ Exquisite Interior or Outdoor Lighting To Accent Your Home Decor & Garden ☼ Decorative Lamp for All Rooms (Dining, Kitchen, Living, Bathroom, & Bedroom) ☼ Ocean Themed Novelty Luminaries Fantastic for Decks, Porches, & Patios ☼ Creates Ambiance or Makes a Great Night Light ☼ 2 ☼ Patent Pending
SeaThingz Flameless Candles ☼ Battery Operated LED Sea Urchin ☼ Exquisite Interior or Outdoor Lighting To Accent Your Home Decor & Garden ☼ Decorative Lamp for All Rooms (Dining, Kitchen, Living, Bathroom, & Bedroom) ☼ Ocean Themed Novelty Luminaries Fantastic for Decks, Porches, & Patios ☼ Creates Ambiance or Makes a Great Night Light ☼ 2 ☼ Patent Pending
$19.95
THE DINNER PARTY IS IN AN HOUR, AND THE POWER JUST WENT OUT.... NOW WHAT.

Lucky for you, you purchased this fantastic Sea Urchin Flameless Candle from SeaThingz! Now, of course you have other candles, but no one talks about just a normal candle. But when you mix in this remarkable light, you've got a first-rate conversation piece!
ILLUMINATE YOUR SURROUNDINGS, ANYWHERE!!
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Mr. Beams MB 530 Battery-Operated Indoor/Outdoor Motion-Sensing LED Step Light, White
Mr. Beams MB 530 Battery-Operated Indoor/Outdoor Motion-Sensing LED Step Light, White
$11.25
Brand: Mr. Beams - Battery Life: 1 yr+ with Normal Use - Housing: UV Resistant and Shatterproof ABS - LED Color: Bright White - Light Source: LED - Mounting: Tape or Screws - Warranty: 1 Year...
5pc Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces Interstate ANIC1493, Lithonia 1009S00-MZ, Lithonia ELB0320, Lithonia ELB1P201NB FAST USA SHIP
5pc Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces Interstate ANIC1493, Lithonia 1009S00-MZ, Lithonia ELB0320, Lithonia ELB1P201NB FAST USA SHIP
$49.95
1.2V Emergency Lighting Battery Fits Lithonia ELB1210N ELB1P201N ELB1P2901N 1.2V 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...
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, Pack of 3 Units
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, Pack of 3 Units
$23.50
Pack of 3 Units

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 batteri...

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...

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
$26.00
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...
TruXedo 1704998 B-Light Black Battery Powered Truck Bed Lighting System
TruXedo 1704998 B-Light Black Battery Powered Truck Bed Lighting System
$32.14
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...