Easy removable lighting for closets

I’m very lucky to have three closets in my current apartment so I was able to dedicate one entirely to all my tools and materials. This was most definitely a wonderful upgrade from the closet situation in my tiny NYC studio! But the one thing that was missing in the closet was some lighting. After a quick search online, I found the perfect solution: LED battery-operated lights (affiliate link)!

They are very inexpensive at around $15 and can be installed anywhere. They are a great solution for renters like myself to brighten up a closet or a dark cabinet. To make mine even easier to remove later, I installed the LED lights (affiliate link) with a new product I discovered recently at the Home Hardware Show in Las Vegas: repositionable double-sided sheets from Glue Dots. I was given some samples to try and this project was perfect to see how it works.

A full sheet will hold about 2 lbs and the lights are extremely lightweight, so I cut one sheet in half and it was more than enough to hold one light in place. You simply remove the top liner, stick to the back of the LED light,  peel off the remaining liner and you can place your lights anywhere. The great thing about this adhesive is that you can easily reposition it if you need to and it’s easy to remove completely without leaving any residue on the wall.

It took no time at all and was so easy, I wish I had done this sooner. I love having lights in my closet and I think I’ll be doing this in my other closets too!

It took no time at all and was so easy, I wish I had done this sooner. I love having lights in my closet and I think I’ll be doing this in my other closets too!

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13 Comments

  1. Gail Allen

    I think this is a great product. Thanks Isabelle for letting us know about it!!

    • Isabelle

      You’re welcome Gail! I’ve found so many uses for this stuff, I love it!!

  2. Danielle

    I think this is a great idea! Thanks for the chance :)

  3. Cathy King

    I think I’m excited about the chance to maybe try this product!!

  4. Nidhi

    I am planning to use them for my closet, but at a height of 8 ft. Just curious are they motion sensitive? How do I control on/off of the light at that height?

  5. Julia Lothamer

    Looks like a great product! Definitely must try!!!

  6. Diane

    I think this is a great new product and there are lots of places I can think to use this product especially in my class room.

  7. What a great idea! I’ve long known about tap lights, but when they first came out I tried them and wasn’t impressed. It’s great to know the newer ones are better.

    (And btw, you may want to know that the affiliate link goes to a pack of three for $109.38 ~ $35 apiece, not $15.)

    • Isabelle

      Hi Linda, Glad you like the idea and wow, that’s pretty pricey for LED lights! Thanks for letting know about the link, I fixed it now!

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