TODAY WE‘RE SHARING HOW WE LIGHT OUR WALL SCONCES WITHOUT HAVING THEM WIRED IN BY AN ELECTRICIAN. THIS HACK IS EASY, AFFORDABLE, AND LOOKS GREAT!
In my living room, I decided to add wall sconces on each side of my television to add character and a dose of sophistication. I didn’t want to pay to have them professionally installed by an electrician because honestly, I wasn’t sure if they were going to be long-term or temporary. I found an amazing hack on Instagram using wall pucks to light the fixtures. These are great because they are battery-powered and controlled by a remote. You’d never know there’s not a light bulb in the sconce!
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WALL SCONCE INSTALLATION
With a fixture like this, the installation is simple. First, mount the sconces to the wall. Most wall sconces come with all the necessary hardware for mounting. I tucked the wires in just in case I wanted to have it installed properly in the future. Next, you place the light puck in the shade. Use the remote to turn it on and voilà!
I love that these light pucks can be set on a timer so I can turn them on to set an ambiance and they automatically turn off after a set time. Also, the remote can turn off and on both fixtures at the same time so it feels fancy despite it being a DIY hack.
WHAT IF THE WALL SCONCE FACES DOWN?
I decided to add wall sconces in my son’s nursery over a gallery wall. I decided lighting these with light pucks would be the best route, but realized after I mounted them to the wall that most light pucks were too wide to fit in the sconce. Also, I need to come up with a solution on how to secure them in place since the sconce faces down.
I decided to peruse Pinterest to find a solution. A few blogs mentioned some handy tricks that brought me to Amazon. As I was scrolling I found these bulb socket extenders and decided these would be great to install the puck lights!
The installation was simple. I used my glue gun to attach the bulb socket extender to the puck light then once dry I screwed my DIY light bulb into the wall sconce. It looks and functions great!
These light pucks come in a set of 6 on Amazon for $22 when I purchased them. They have multiple settings on the remote. You can make them turn on many different colors which definitely doesn’t fit in my design, but I’m sure the kids will think it’s cool.
I was worried that the remote might lose signal since the light is pretty high up in the fixture and the shade is metal, but I haven’t had any problems at all.
The only negative review I was seeing was that they run out of battery quicker than you might think. For me I won’t be using them as often as I do the ones in my living room, but the battery hasn’t been a problem yet.
This light puck hack is not only great for people like me who want a wall sconce in a temporary place, but it would also be great for renters as well! I love that the internet gives us so many creative options for making update on a budget that’s also so easy to reverse.
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I hope this post inspires you to add a dose of character to your home with wall sconces! This hack makes it so easy to do so. If you have any other ideas I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!