Live in a rental but want a light future that’s meant to be hardwired? No problem. Live in a home where you thought you could use a plug-in light, but there are no outlets around? No problem either!
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Today, I am showing you how you can install the wall light of your DREAMS without needing an outlet nearby OR the ability to hardwire! You heard me, a wall light without electricity! *shocks*
These are the items that you will need:
- The sconce or light of your choosing (I recommend choosing something opaque where you won’t be able to see the puck light)
- The hardware that comes with your sconce (you will assemble and hang the light with the exact directions that come with your specific light) Most sconces come with an anchor and screws!
- A screwdriver (this is only if you need to disassemble your shade like I had to, to get the pucks to fit inside!)
- 4-6 light pucks! (
I used two in eachI actually took one out because of weight. These lights will go inside your light fixture) MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE PUCK LIGHTS WITH A REMOTE! If you don’t purchase with the remote, this won’t work!
The key to this DIY is using battery-operated PUCK lights instead of bulbs or battery-operated bulbs. I repeat- do NOT use a battery-operated bulb for this! LED bulbs will only last 3 hours on battery versus puck lights which can last a good 2-3 months.
So, I ended up choosing a sconce that I had to take apart to be able to fit the pucks in. I’m sure you can find larger lamps that don’t require this, however, I loved these lights and knew I had to have them!
The DOWNSIDE of this tutorial (there are always downsides to hacking the system LOL!) is that once the batteries die, I will need to unscrew the lamp to replace the batteries in the puck and reassemble the lamp. I do think this is a fair trade-off for having killer lights in your home with NO electricity required!
1. IF you need to, disassemble your shade so the puck lights are able to fit inside.
2. Make sure there are batteries in your puck lights (most don’t come with batteries)
3. Place the puck light inside of your shade. If you have a shade that’s not round, you can use a 3M strip to attach the puck to where the bulb socket is.
I had to screw the lamp onto the base after placing the puck inside.
4. Assemble the light based on the instructions the manufacturer was given to you. NOTHING changes about the way you mount your light except for the fact it doesn’t need to be plugged in or hardwired!
My light required me to use anchors in the wall, which wasn’t a problem since they were small. This entire process to about 30 minutes and I think the end result looks amazing! It truly looks like it was hard-wired into the wall. All you need to do is use the remote to turn the light on and off. Brilliant, if I do say so myself!!
The puck lights I bought are dimmable and are sooo bright (fancy!). I will link all the products I used below 🙂
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Will you be trying this out in your own home? Let me know down below!