10 Affordable and Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without Wiring
I’ve always preferred living in pre-1940s buildings for their historical and architectural charm (so far, six different places and counting, ranging from 1907 through 1931). But my affinity for the old doesn’t always align with my modern-day needs, most notably when it comes to overhead lighting inside closets.
LED lighting technology has revolutionized battery-powered, install-anywhere lighting options, offering extremely bright illumination in small form for anyone who can’t change or upgrade the wiring in their home. You might not feel comfortable performing electrical work (me either!), but anyone can peel and stick (or drill and mount) one of these lights.
A year or so ago, I installed a motion-sensing LED light on my closet ceiling, and it’s been — pardon the pun — like night and day. Where I once had to rely on ambient lighting from the bedroom or (somewhat comically) a flashlight, now a ceiling light illuminates automatically as soon as I pop my head through the closet door. It’s one of those minor but life-changing upgrades for renters.
Ahead, find 10 of the top-rated solutions available today, some utilizing touch/tap technology and others with motion detectors. Here’s to brighter days ahead!