Wireless Under Cabinet Lighting
You guys, I have the most fantastic DIY project ever for you today – wireless under cabinet lighting in just 5 minutes!
And no, I promise it’s not too good to be true.
I have wanted to do under cabinet lighting in my kitchen for quite awhile now. I just haven’t ever made it a priority. My mind started wandering to under cabinet lighting recently, though, so I decided to pursue it a bit.
I didn’t want anything that was too involved (or expensive). So, I decided to call in the experts – ie, my dad.
I asked him if there was any type of lighting that was battery operated that I could just simply screw in under the cabinets. I didn’t want the cost, or the hassle, of having to mess with running electricity to it all.
After sending him the measurements of my cabinets, he came up with an option on Amazon that he felt would work well for what I wanted.
And let me tell you – it did not disappoint!
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Wireless Under Cabinet Lighting
Here is the supply list:
Yep. That’s it. Only one supply needed.
Since I have a fairly long stretch of cabinet space on one side of my kitchen, I ordered two sets of three, which gave me six strips of light.
Each light strip is 19 inches long, and the shortest cabinet space I have in my kitchen is 21 inches long. So, these were absolutely perfect.
Each strip has a rechargeable battery (as well as the charging cord), a motion sensor setting (as well as on and off), and it can mount two ways – with screws or an adhesive strip.
This is what came with each set. Three strips of light, three charging cables, and three sets of screws for mounting.
On the underside of each light is a magnetic strip. This allows you to pull the light down from the mounting whenever it needs to be recharged.
The light will start to dim when it needs to be recharged. So, just simply pull the light strip down and plug it in. It recharges within a couple of hours and is good to go.
In the above pictures, you can see the openings for the screws if you choose to mount that way.
But here is where the magic lies –
On the other side of the magnet is an adhesive strip. So, if you want the simplest mounting ever, just peel and stick. And that, folks, is exactly what I did.
It literally only took me a few minutes, and voila. Now I have under cabinet lighting.
I figure, if the adhesive ever gives way, then I have the option of securing the lights with screws. They have been in place for a few weeks now, though, and I haven’t had a single issue with them.
We generally have them set to the motion sensor setting, which is great at night and early in the morning. I don’t have to worry about fumbling with light switches in the dark, or if my hands are full. I simply have to walk into the kitchen, and the lights start popping on.
In the above two images, the light above the coffee maker needs to be charged, and it has dimmed significantly. You can see how dramatic the difference is between that light and the lights on either side of it.
They are incredibly easy to charge. Just pull firmly to release the magnet and plug the strip in for a few hours. Then, simply snap it back into place.
Also, the sensors won’t trigger in broad daylight, which helps conserve the battery life.
I think this has been one of my favorite DIY projects ever, and I do believe it tops the list as the easiest.
What do you think of this wireless under cabinet lighting? Are there areas of your house that could use some extra light?
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Andrea at Design Morsels shows How to Paint a Chandelier
Niky at The House on Silverado gives some Cozy Lighting Tips & Tricks
I have seen something similar advertised on TV!! I love how they made your Kitchen look!! I have a few puck lights attached under the cabinets for extra lighting but I just may consider this!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Thanks, Debbie! They have been really great. I love the motion sensor, and they provide so much extra light!
This is a great idea, I love the extra light!! Thanks for sharing how easy this is!!
Thank you! Truthfully, I didn’t realize they came with an adhesive strip. So, I was totally surprised by how fast and simple they were!
Thank you so much for sharing this! Our new place could definitely use some under cabinet lighting. It is just to dark. But, you have solved my dilemma!. Thank you.
Yes, I love the extra light they provide. We are really enjoying them, and I still can’t get over how easy they were to install. 🙂 Thanks so much for looking!
I love under cabinet lights they make such a difference!
They really do. We are loving the extra light in the kitchen!
Oh my!!! What fun lighting!!! So useful too! I want some for my cabinets!
Thanks so much, Christine! It is definitely fun. You should get some for yourself!
Amy this makes a huge difference in the kitchen and it was so easy to install!
Yes! I didn’t even realize they had adhesive strips, and was planning on screwing them in. This was so much faster and easier. They’re great!
This is an awesome idea! TFS!
Yes! They were so easy, and we are loving them!
What a great idea and I love how easy it was to get extra lighting. My husband uses similar ones in the garage, but I’ve never even though of using them in the kitchen. Great idea, Amy.
Yes, you could use them just about anywhere you need extra lighting! They’re super helpful and so easy!
Such a great idea, Amy! I love how your dad helped you! 🙂
Thanks so much, Eileen! He is definitely super helpful with ALL things DIY. 😉
I neeeeeed to get some of these. We have a little light under our cabinets but it stays on all the time. Having motion sensors will make it so much better, plus I’ll be able to see if one of our naughty purr babies sneaks on to the cabinet in the evenings 😀
Yes! They are so fantastic! My husband even commented about a week after we had installed them that he was already used to the extra light and really loving it. 🙂 And yes, it’s always nice to be able to catch a little sneak. Lol!
Great tutorial! It’s hard to imagine that you ever lived without all that glorious light, isn’t it? I remember when I struggled with just one over head light in our 50 yr old kitchen. I’m surprised I never cut my finger off LOL
Yes! The extra light is fantastic, and the ease of it all makes it that much better. I can’t imagine only having one overhead light! I would have been worried about my fingers staying in tact, too!
we FOR SURE need this in our kitchen! awesome idea!
Yes, girl. Do it! It’s so easy and inexpensive. Win-win!
Amy these look great! I love that they have a motion sensor!
Thanks so much! The motion sensor is definitely a nice feature!
Love how your project brightened up your kitchen so much! Thanks for the tutorial explaining how to do it!
Fun “hopping” with you!
Niky @ The House on Silverado
Thanks so much, Niky! They do add so much light!
Thank you so much for sharing Amy, we have some lighting under our cabinets and it helps so much. Mine are outdated though so I might be looking into these soon! Thanks for sharing and wonderful hopping with you!
Yes! These are so easy and affordable. 🙂 Love “hopping” with you all!
Under cabinet lighting makes such a huge difference. It looks wonderful Amy! And you even made it look easy. Happy to be hopping with you today!
Ha! Believe me, it WAS easy. Those are my favorite kind of projects, and it did make such an impact. Thanks so much!
You had me at “one supply”!! I love simple projects like this that make such a difference and aren’t intimidating for me! Thanks for the tutorial!!
Yes! Those are my favorite kind of projects, as well. Easy and affordable with a big impact. 🙂 Thanks so much!
Great five-minute project. I adore your vintage cabinets and your expert helper. I am inspired to also install under cabinet lighting.
Have a great day,
Thanks so much, Kippi! You should do it! It is truly one of the easiest projects ever.
I love that your Dad is your expert! That’s awesome. Those are great memories. This is my kind of project. I love things that aren’t too complicated. The hardest part could be putting everything in the kitchen away. 😆 I spied your juicer so I’m gong to see if you’ve got any great recipes for that. Pinned to my kitchen board! It was fun hopping with you today.
Thank you, Andrea! I love that my dad is an expert, too! He puts up with all of my questions, and there are generally a lot. 😉 And unfortunately, I don’t have any recipes on my website. I used to post some, but it’s just not really my thing. You can find just about anything on Pinterest, though!
Thanks for sharing! This is exactly what was missing from our kitchen after we refinished the hardwood floor. Our home is literally brighter and more beautiful now thanks to you!
That’s great! So glad you’re enjoying the extra light!