Hooking up Light without a plug point

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Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by FB01 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi,

I have a pantry kind of small room where there is no plug point so I want to put light which can work with battery and has on and off switch.

Do we get anything in IKEA or somewhere else where I can just hook up the light and when I need it, it can turn on/off. I don't mind if it uses any kind of battery also.

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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by linenfort » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:24 pm

How about a sensor - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JLB0GM6/_e ... 2CI3KLS16M

There are LED lights that work nicely with USB and thus powerbanks, but that seems more appropriate for a closet than a pantry. Well, how large is the pantry?
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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by Sandtrap » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:46 pm

You can have an outlet installed if there is one onthe backside of one of the walls, bedroom outlet, hall outlet, etc.
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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by DSInvestor » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:01 pm

What about a solar powered LUCI lantern made by MPOWERD? https://mpowerd.com

Since 2012, the company has donated 1.6 million lanterns to people living in areas without reliable access to electricity. It has also donated thousands to help with hurricane relief.

I have several LUCI lanterns that I use for camping, backpacking, emergency kit and the occasional trip to my storage locker.

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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by neilpilot » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm

I;m sure a solar powered lantern, as mentioned by DSInvestor, would work great in your pantry. All you'd need to do is take it outside to recharge. :oops:

We purchased a very inexpensive light for our entrance way closet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR ... UTF8&psc=1

Note that the above listing is for 3 lights, costing less than $5 each. This solution will not work for you, since we wanted a night light that would only go on in the dark. However, you should be able to find something similar with only the motion function. Consider:

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beams-Wireles ... ated+light
https://www.amazon.com/OxyLED-Cordless- ... ated+light

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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by DSInvestor » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:26 pm

neilpilot wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm
I;m sure a solar powered lantern, as mentioned by DSInvestor, would work great in your pantry. All you'd need to do is take it outside to recharge. :oops:
We keep ours by the kitchen window. Works great and can be brought into the pantry when needed. I keep one on the dash board of my car and bring it in to my locker or in case of emergency.

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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by ResearchMed » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:42 pm

neilpilot wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm
I;m sure a solar powered lantern, as mentioned by DSInvestor, would work great in your pantry. All you'd need to do is take it outside to recharge. :oops:

We purchased a very inexpensive light for our entrance way closet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR ... UTF8&psc=1

Note that the above listing is for 3 lights, costing less than $5 each. This solution will not work for you, since we wanted a night light that would only go on in the dark. However, you should be able to find something similar with only the motion function. Consider:

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beams-Wireles ... ated+light
https://www.amazon.com/OxyLED-Cordless- ... ated+light
Not OP, but *thanks*. One of these (linked) seems to be indoor/outdoor.
This will be perfect for our front and side steps.
"This Olde House" seems to have a hiccup with the front door porch light... and we are about to find out how expensive it will be to fix it.
We may end up trying some sort of solar, with the panel a bit away, so it gets sunlight that the porch wall wouldn't get.
But this is inexpensive enough to try right away.

And on the side steps, it seems that some critters chewed through the outside electrical line to the motion detector spotlight for area where we park, in front of the garage door. It worked fine when we moved it. (I'm surprised we didn't find "fried critter" nearby. :shock: )

And we might put one in our pantry.
Right now, there's a free standing light bulb with "pull chain". We worry that someone will leave that on, in an enclosed space, and... fire hazard...

Thanks!

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Re: Hooking up Light without a plug point

Post by ReadyOrNot » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:29 pm

For the pantry that has a light bulb already -- just get a UL-listed LED bulb for it, 7 or 9 W or less. It shouldn't get hot even if it is left on.

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