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

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…

iNiCE 5000mAh Portable External Battery Ultra Slim Power Bank 2A In/Out 2 port with Built in Lightning(MFi) and Micro USB Cable LED Light for iPhone,Samsung,HTC and More ---Gray
iNiCE 5000mAh Portable External Battery Ultra Slim Power Bank 2A In/Out 2 port with Built in Lightning(MFi) and Micro USB Cable LED Light for iPhone,Samsung,HTC and More —Gray
$20.99
Product Specification Battery type: Lithium polymer Capacity: 3.7V/5,000mAh USB input: 5V/2A Micro USB cable Output: 5V/2A Lightning cable Output: 5V/2.1A Self-charging time: 12hrs(by laptop) 3.5 hrs(by5V/2Atravel charger) 0n/off button: press to start charging Power display: 4LED indicators shows power level Size: 66.5mm x134mm x8mm Weight: 105g Product Features Ultra thin design Built…

Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
Moonrays 47740SP Rechargeable NiCd AA Batteries for Solar Powered Units, 8-Pack
$9.36
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…
6 Volt 4AH Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid SLA Battery 6 volt 4amp - 2 Pack
6 Volt 4AH Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid SLA Battery 6 volt 4amp – 2 Pack
$15.20
UB645 6V 4.5AH – Absorbant Glass Mat (AGM) technology for superior performance. Valve regulated, spill proof construction allows safe operation in any position. Common uses for the UB645: Consumer Electronics, Electric Vehicles, Engine Starters, Golf Carts, Hunting, Lawn and Garden Tools, Medical Mobility, Motorcycles, Photography, Power sports, Portable Tools, Solar, Toys and Hobby, Access Con…
LED Closet Light, LightBiz 20-LED Wireless Motion Sensor Night Light Under Cabinet Lighting (Battery Operated)
LED Closet Light, LightBiz 20-LED Wireless Motion Sensor Night Light Under Cabinet Lighting (Battery Operated)
$14.99
LightBiz — Make your life brightness, convenient & easeLightBiz 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, workshop, gara…