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Install Under Cabinet Lighting in less than 5 minutes w/ Gorilla® Mounting Tape (plus $250 gift card Giveaway)

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Have you been wanting to add under cabinet lighting to your kitchen cabinets; but don’t have a budget for a professional electrician and no experience with tools?  If so, you’ll love today’s post on how to install wireless under cabinet lighting in 5 minutes!  (These LED Light Bars are a snap to install using the Gorilla Mounting Tape.  As a bonus, scroll down to the bottom of the post and enter the giveaway for a  $250 Home Depot Gift Card.  How great would it be to win the card and cover your entire project?)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Gorilla Glue Company . All opinions are 100% mine.

How to install wireless under cabinet lighting in 5 minutes

How to install wireless under cabinet lighting in 5 minutes:

We’re currently in a rental home and even though it’s brand new, the house was built by a developer (along with several others in the neighborhood) specifically to be a rent house.  What that means is the house was built with no upgrades at all.  No ceiling fans, no doorbell, no extra wiring (which means no internet, cable or phones in any of the rooms,) and the lighting package was pretty basic too.

We really liked the neighborhood, floorplan (and price) of this house.  We were happy to add a few things to make it comfortable since we planned to be here at least a year. (Although it’s now turning into two…  Here is the latest photo update of our owner/builder home build.  I know I’ve been hinting about our new house a lot lately.  I promise, I’m going to write a post very soon detailing all the hurdles of building your own home!)

*update: Here is the post catching you up on our owner-builder home build.

The first thing we did after moving in was to add ceiling fans in every room. This is Texas and I’m a girl who just runs hot, lol.  We also added closet organizers, shelving in the bathrooms and laundry and a little flower garden in the back. (All with approval of course.)  And thank goodness for all the wireless technology available now…  From doorbells to wireless DVRs to internet repeaters and cameras, we’ve been able to make ourselves quite comfy in this house!

We have a big window in the dining room (next to the kitchen) that provides lots of lovely light during the day.  At night though, it’s a different story.  I really wanted to add a bit more brightness to the kitchen.  The project couldn’t be anything that involved electricity or tools since that type of thing is 100% out of my skill set.

The good news is, there are tons of battery powered lighting options available.  You can choose from led light bars, puck lights or rope lights.  Go as fancy as you want – installing lights that come with remotes, motion or light sensors; or go very basic with switches or the “press on” style light.

In our case, I went with a fairly inexpensive LED Light Bar with a switch.

install under cabinet led light bars with gorilla mounting tape

I wanted to make sure the light would not come loose or fall, so I knew the Gorilla® Tough & Clear Mounting Tape would be perfect for this project. (The Gorilla® Tape is good stuff.  We just used the heavy duty version to securely mount a 5 pound stick vacuum to a closet wall in our camper.)

If you’ve never seen the Gorilla® Tough & Clear Mounting Tape before – this stuff is amazing!  The mounting tape is a clear double-sided tape that mounts instantly, for a long-lasting, weatherproof bond. The crystal clear adhesive tape is good for indoor and outdoor use. Plus it won’t yellow over time and holds up to 15 pounds (7 pounds for squares.)

The Gorilla® Tough & Clear Mounting Tape made my little project so easy – the hardest part ended up being me trying to get the light out of the ridiculous packaging!

Installing Under Cabinet Lighting with Gorilla Mounting Tape couldn’t be easier!

To install the light bar, cut the Gorilla® Mounting Tape to size and apply it to the bottom of the light fixture…

These LED Light Bars are a snap to install using the Gorilla Mounting Tape!

Peel off the back side of the tape and stick it to the underside of the cabinet!

How to install wireless under cabinet lighting in 5 minutes

It’s that easy!  For about $60 and 5 minutes, I now have lights under my kitchen cabinets!

How to install wireless under cabinet lighting in 5 minutes

Now it’s your turn!

I’d love to hear about your kitchen dream project. Share your plans in the comment section below and don’t forget to fill out the entry form for a chance to win a $250 Home Depot Gift Card from Gorilla Glue®!

Gorilla Glue $250 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

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527 Comments

  1. Katrine Kirn says:

    This is a big thanks to you and the fact the Google found your post. I had to move my 97 year old aunt from her independent apartment to an assisted living apartment. She loved the undercabinet lights I had installed with the original adhesive tape. I got them down, but was at a loss as to how to restick them in her new place. I had never heard of Gorilla mounting tape and have ordered it to pick up tomorrow! It sounds like the perfect solution and I expect we will find other uses for it in the future.

  2. Are you apply to take it down for battery change and stick it back on?

    1. You need to look for a light that has the battery compartment on the side so you don’t have to take it down.

  3. E. Ramsey says:

    I need this and ohh so much more in my new condo by the water.
    Pretty generic now but will make it cozier…

  4. Tessa Hudson says:

    Icant live without under cabinet lights!

  5. I love a good, easy craft!

  6. You forgot to mention how ridiculously difficult it is to remove the backing from the Gorilla Tape.

    1. Haha, I didn’t actually have that much trouble, but my nails are fairly thin and sharp. (Perfect for back scratching and gorilla tape sticky strip removal!)

  7. Amber Hinely says:

    i really want to add more cabinets to my kitchen and some shelfs to give me more storage space

  8. Amber Hinely says:

    I love this glue it holds up so well

  9. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    I’ve always wanted a beautiful walk in or tall pantry. I love to be in the kitchen and it would make life easier.

  10. For my kitchen we are planning to replace the countertops . We bought strip lights as well I want to put them underneath the cabinets.

  11. Love gorilla tape . Could use some for repairs around the house

  12. Timothy Simpson says:

    Wow I would love to win my kitchen needs lots of help thanks!

  13. i have a small kitchen. My dream project would be to expand my kitchen into my den. I would knock out a wall and give me more counter space. I also would love to update the color with a new paint job.

  14. Tiffany Vasquez says:

    Wow this is absolutely super generous. I’d love to surprise my husband we could use this for many projects around the house! Thank you for the chance!

  15. Andrea P. says:

    thank you so much for the chance to win! I have so many summer projects going on right now and Gorilla tape is the only thing I use.

  16. Trisha Musgrave says:

    I am in serious need of a new faucet in the kitchen and some help with the cupboards! This would be pretty great!

  17. Julie Waldron says:

    Our dream project is deciding what we want to build for a home! We have ideas but we haven’t made many decisions yet, hopefully soon.

  18. MICHAEL CHEVILLOT says:

    This is Awesome. Thank you for the chance to win. Good Luck Everyone!!!!

  19. Jacqueline Morillo says:

    Awesome, I need new blinds for my house, my 3 year old has destroyed them all.

  20. lisa mcfarland says:

    would love to redo my kitchen cabinets

  21. I would love to win, our kitchen lighting is horrid, only a matter of time before I cut myself in the dark..

  22. This looks like an awesome find … hopefully it comes off easily if you need to remove whatever you put up. Will have to check it out.

  23. I’d love this in our kitchen, our lighting is badly positioned so this would be a great solution until we can redo our kitchen!

  24. Would like to install a new island

  25. Brandon Sparks says:

    Now this is something that I could really use. Thanks for this amazing chance..

  26. Rob Hestar says:

    I’d love to re do our bathroom and put in a tub for me and the wife! 🙂

  27. christopher h says:

    my dream kitchen project would be to somehow have kitchen appliances that i don’t use very often (kitchenaid mixer, for example) away in a cabinet, yet somehow still easily accessible/available when needed. still unsure how to accomplish that.

    1. I have the same wish. The way i am acomplishing that, is by Making the pantry bigger and putting a countertop in there. It’s called a “working pantry.” I’m also putting our second fridge in there too.

  28. We just finished a few projects in the kitchen. Now I’d love to make an island!

  29. Gorilla glue is my jam! I love all of their products!

  30. Amanda Daniel says:

    This seems like such an easy diy. I absolutely love the under cabinet lighting and I could even do this!!

  31. Theresa Sigourney says:

    I would love to win

  32. Rhonda Fuller says:

    I need new floors and cabinets

  33. annette sole says:

    Thank you so much for this great tip. It would be so awesome to win this gift card. I love to do DIY projects with my grandchildren.

  34. Ivelisse W says:

    Looks like another fantastic product from Gorilla Glue

  35. Michael Woods says:

    Gorilla Glue is a staple in our household for repairs. Great stuff.

    1. I agree. I fixed a kitchen chair with Gorilla Glue & it worked awesome.

  36. Katherine Leo says:

    I would love to win I love the Gorilla products and thanks for the video I am going to show my husband maybe I’ll finally get some lighting under my cupboards

  37. Laura Ackerman says:

    Gorilla products are the best around. Great idea for more lighing where it’s needed most.

  38. This is fantastic! It makes things so much easier, and cleaner!
    Thanks for the chance,
    Mitch

  39. Savannah Amram says:

    We live in a southern 1930s house. The kitchen has original cabinetry. I would love to update it (using original hardware) and do this for some additional lighting.

  40. Cindy Quisenberry says:

    Gorilla glue fixes everything! Great product with many uses.

  41. Gorilla Glue rocks!!! I use it all the time

    1. I agree, Gorilla Glue works awesome. I have my FINGERS CROSSED on the gift card. Remodeling a older house isn’t cheap.

  42. heatherjones145 says:

    This would help out so much! We are remodeling our kitchen and redoing our floors this would be amazing to win. It would help more then I can say thank you for the opportunity

  43. Patricia Biggar says:

    So, that’s how it’s done! I always wanted under cabinet lighting, but thought I would have to hire and electrician to install them so the cords wouldn’t show – but, then I read this wonderful article and realized I can do this myself and use Gorilla tape to keep everything in place securely. I think I’ll head over to Home Depot this weekend and check out the lighting options they have. Nice giveaway, I hope I win, but even if I don’t I’m still going to install the under cabinet lighting (now that I know how).

  44. Sandra Brower says:

    I love Gorilla Glue products. Gorilla Tape sounds great.

  45. beth Embrey says:

    Now that is neat! I need lighting in ALL the cabinets– kitchen and bathroom!

  46. MarqueeMark says:

    These logical tips an tricks make my day every time.

  47. Carol Graves says:

    Sometime,s the simplest way is the best way.

  48. jacqueline nikolish says:

    Great idea and one I think I will try. Definitely will use the Gorilla tape to install them too.