How to add accent lights without power or cords with this DIY no wire sconce lights *magic light hack* – See how easy it is to add lighting without running electrical wiring or hiring an electrician.
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- sconce lights + mounting hardware (if your lights don’t come with it) – I also needed to buy new screws, since the ones that came with this fixture were too long.
- puck lights
- E6000 glue
- socket adapter
Video Tutorial: Adding wireless lights to wall sconces
Just watch this quick video overview to see how easily this project came together:
FAQs about my “no electrical wiring” accent lights:
Do you remove the wires from the light fixture?
No! In fact, I recommend leaving the wiring (that comes with the light fixtures) in tact. This way, if you want to hard wire the lights in the future or move them to a different room and hard wire them – you can.
Why do I need the socket adapter?
This may depend on the type of your light fixture. With my light fixture, if was nearly impossible to attach the puck light inside the light with the empty socket there.
By adding the socket adapter, you have a flat surface to attach your puck light to securely.
My puck lights came with adhesive Velcro. Do I really need the E6000 glue?
I sure did.
On the first night we had out new lights up, the puck lights fell off because the adhesive on the Velcro was not strong enough. Since adding the E6000 glue, we haven’t had an issue.
Can battery-operated lights really give off enough light for a whole hallway reading nook?
Yes! I used similar lights in my closet office in our last home, and I LOVED them! Here is a picture of our hallway at night:
Do you like our storage bench? You can see how easy it was to built (just 2x4s and plywood) in this Storage Bench Tutorial.