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:
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
|LED Closet Light, LightBiz 20-LED Wireless Motion Sensor Night Light Under Cabinet Lighting (Battery Operated)
LightBiz Portable 20-LED wireless motion sensor led night light LightBiz wireless motion sensor light is using passive infrared (PIR) technology to sense human motion (within 15ft) by accepting the body’s radiant heat, you don’t need to find the switch in darkness area, the motion sensor light turns on or off base on occupancy and ambient light level. Ideal for the bedroom, closet, cabinet, worksh…
|LE 6 Pack LED Battery Operated Stick-On Tap Light, MINI Under Cabinet Lighting, 3 LEDs Puck Light Bulbs, 3000K Warm White, Wireless Night Light, Under Cabinet Lights, Closet Light
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 …
|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
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…
|12000mAh Apple Lightning Power Bank,Lumsing 2A Input / 3A Output 2 Port Apple Lighting Charger External Battery Pack for iPhone 6 Plus 6S (Silver)
Lumsing – Simply Connected Technology should make our lives simpler, not more complicated; with so many changes and so many new devices, it’s hard to keep up. But stress less because we’ve done the hard work for you! Lumsing combines the latest technological innovations with affordable and stylish electronic accessories to maximize convenience and keep you connected without problems. Make life sim…
|2pc Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces Hubbell 859-0120859, Lithonia 4AA-800-18-8WL, Lithonia D-AA650B, Lithonia D-AA650Bx4 LONG Version FAST USA SHIP
4.8V Emergency Lighting Battery For Lithonia Exit Sign D-AA650BX4 Flat Pack4.8V Emegency 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 e…
|Exell Battery Emergency Lighting Battery Fits and Replaces, Interstate ANIC1169, Lithonia ELB1210N, Lithonia ELB1P201N, Lithonia ELB1P201N2, Lithonia ELB1P2901N, Lithonia LQMSW3R12277ELW, Saft 16440 FAST USA SHIP
1.2V Emergency Lighting Battery fits Lithonia ELB1210N ELB1P201N ELB1P201N21.2V 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 …
|Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
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…
|ML4-6 – 6V 4.5AH UPS Battery for Lithonia ELB06042 – 4 Pack – Mighty Max Battery brand product
Delivering power when you need it, the Mighty Max ML4-6 6 Volt 4.5 AH uses a state of the art, heavy-duty, calcium-alloy grid that provides exceptional performance and service life in both float and cyclic applications.The ML4-6 is 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 …