Do you have a corner or wall in your home that is screaming for a light, but there is no electricity? Never fear, I have the perfect solution for how to hang sconces without wiring. Read on to see how I added a wireless sconce in my son’s room.
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DIY Wireless Sconce With Puck Light
Last summer I redid my son’s room which entailed adding a “built in bunk bed” and a few other bits. The problem is his bunk and other corners needed a little bit of light. He also likes sleeping with a nightlight.
No big deal, I had the same sconce from his old room that I planned to reuse. In the old room design, I had that sconce in the same corner. There is no plug there, but I tried the diy puck light sconce. It didn’t really put off that much light and we kept loosing the remote.
This is what they look like. It requires 3 AAA batteries. Screw them into the socket like any regular light bulb. They come with a remote to turn them on and off at your convenience. This is definitely a viable option for a diy wireless sconce.
New and Upgraded Magic Trick Light
This whole sconce craze started with Nesting With Grace Magic Light Trick. She figured out the whole puck light hack and shared it with the world. Others have ran with it and there are tutorials everywhere on Instagram, however, I love this new and updated version.
This is a GE LED Light Bulb with a Backup Battery. They are a little taller than a standard lightbulb. I love how the can change from lamp mode to flashlight mode with a switch. This felt like a switch on a lamp and I knew my son could do it himself in the middle of the night easily if he desired more light.
How To Hang Sconces Without Wiring Using Rechargeable Light Bulbs
First, choose your sconce. This is the one I have in my son’s room and in the living room. Once you have installed on the wall, grab some clippers and cut off the wires. This sounds a tad crazy, but trust me, it’s not. We want to give the appearance of a hardwired sconce, but all the work is in the bulb.
Second, Screw the light bulb into the base of the wall sconce. These light bulbs I chose have a battery backup light of 5 hours at 120 lumens.
Turn the light on to flashlight mode. These charge in a socket that is hardwired to electricity. When they are not, the flashlight mode activates the back up battery and the start of 5 hours. Whenever the bulb needs charging, you’ll have to remove it and screw it into a socket with electricity.
There are two other sconces on the other side of my son’s room. Right before I ordered these bulbs, one of the bulbs in the other sconces stopped working. I put the other bulb in the 2 pack in that plug socket because they are plug in sconces. I’ll swap them out when the other bulb needs charging.
And That’s IT! Wasn’t that the easiest diy tutorial in the history of DIY tutorials? Both of these methods are super easy and inexpensive to do. I plan to do this in my kitchen too with a puck light just to add a touch of ambience.
If you have lighting needs in a corner or area of your home that has no electricity or plugs, try this wireless sconce light hack. It is easy, effective, inexpensive, and the possibilities are endless. Let me know if the comments if you try this out and that you found this information helpful!