What to use for under cabinet lighting for work area without rewiring?

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  • Ken Ken on May 26, 2018
    You could use battery powered lights if you have no electricity in the area. There are lots and lots of them available that just stick up under the cabinets. Buy the big pack of batteries and you're set.

    There are also lots and lots of LED puck lights available. If you have a place to plug in a lamp you can use those. They use a small transformer that plugs into the wall and uses little power.
  • Judy Judy on May 26, 2018
    Use battery powered.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 26, 2018
    Christmas rope lights, which are now sold all the time. Or the self-stick battery
    puck lights.
  • 27524803 27524803 on May 26, 2018
    I just saw one from Black and Decker... advertised on both DIY network and on HGTV... does not require tools... just an outlet....
  • Kimberley Hosmer Kimberley Hosmer on May 26, 2018
    Where is your work area? Is there power anywhere near it, or is it in an unwired garage? Thinking a small solar panel could be an option? So much depends on where, how far to a power source, and budget. Have seen solar garden lights use indoors at least for temporary source, but "best" solutions have to match your particular circumstances.
  • Mogie Mogie on May 26, 2018
    How much light to you need? Spot lights or just ambient lighting for effect?
  • Andra Andra on May 26, 2018
    I just love the little push on/off sticky mounted lights i picked up at a dollar store for my areas that needed some light. I got lucky and stocked up on 6 really cute ones. I just tap when/where I need the light and it's working great (going on two years now!).
  • B. Enne B. Enne on May 26, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/29761267/stick-command-hooks-under-your-kitchen-cabinets-for-genius-lighting
    https://www.hometalk.com/25275012/under-cabinet-rope-lighting
    https://www.hometalk.com/34493025/easy-under-cabinet-lighting-and-hidden-cords
    https://www.hometalk.com/28484780/mini-kitchen-makeover-with-diy-under-cabinet-lighting?r=2