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:
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.
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…
Peel off the back side of the tape and stick it to the underside of the cabinet!
It’s that easy! For about $60 and 5 minutes, I now have lights under my kitchen cabinets!
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®!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.