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How to Install DIY Wireless Wall Sconces in 4 Easy Steps

Learn how to add a wall sconce to your home without any hardwiring. This simple DIY project can be done in under an hour and will add instant charm to your space.

view of family room with stone fireplace on one wall with windows on either side. adjacent wall has canvas gallery with 3 wireless wall sconces above

Want to add charm and ambiance to your home?

Well, one way to do that is to add lighting!

And wall sconces look amazing in so many areas of the home.

Hang one over a door or a piece of wall art.

A pair of sconces would look great hung on either side of a mirror or next to a bed to free up space on your nightstand.

Or what about a group of wall sconces over a gallery wall?

That’s just what we did in our family room and we just love the results.

close up of canvas gallery wall with wireless wall sconces above

But what do you do if you don’t have electricity on the wall you want to hang your wall sconce?

Or you don’t want a plugin cord dangling out from your sconce?

No worries!

We have the answer for you!!

Now you can add a wall sconce anywhere without hardwiring or unsightly cords to plugin with this amazing trick I’ve learned.

close up  side view of 3 wall sconces hung on wall

We added 3 wall sconces above our canvas gallery wall but didn’t want to pay big bucks to have an electrician hardwire the lights.

Instead, I decided to use the magic light trick to install a wireless wall sconce I had read about on Nesting with Grace blog.

And it worked like a charm!

Easy Steps to Install A Wireless Wall Sconce

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1. Purchase LED Puck Lights

view of package of led puck light

I bought these LED puck lights on Amazon because they were highly rated and recommended by several bloggers including Brooke from Nesting with Grace.

Sorry for the crummy photo, I forgot to take a picture before tearing into the package. Haha!

The lights come in a 2 pack so now I have an extra one that we plan to use in a closet.

2. Add Batteries

three puck lights opened with batteries shown installed

This brand of LED lights required 3 AA batteries each.

Since I don’t turn the lights on often I think they will last for quite a while.

3. Attach LED Light Inside Sconce

The puck lights come with adhesive tape but unfortunately, it didn’t work for us so we went with plan b.

We bought PVC adaptors from Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Then we just glued the PVC adaptor to the back of the puck light with gorilla glue.

Once the glue dried they can be screwed in like a lightbulb.

close up of pvc adaptor glued to led puck light

4. Turn the Lights on & Enjoy!

The puck lights come with a handy dandy remote control so turning them on and off is easy peasy!

This is really helpful especially in our space because we hung the sconces pretty high on the wall above the canvases.

I like that the cone shape of our sconces is deep and hides the puck lights so you really can’t see them unless you are right under them.

view of gallery wall with wall sconces looking up an inside lights

Now I keep looking around our house to see where else I can add a wall sconce.

Have you tried this simple DIY project?

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Susan

Monday 10th of January 2022

How did you install the sconce to wall

AnnMarie

Monday 10th of January 2022

Hi Susan - We just followed the manufacturers directions to install the sconces to the wall. The only thing we did differently was to not include the electrical wiring. Hope that helps. :)

Katie

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Hi Tammy! Where did you get the wall sconces you used? They’re lovely!!

Anne

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Hey Katie! Thanks so much for asking! AnnMarie got the lights from Amazon. Here’s the link: https://amzn.to/3cfcCh0

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Monday 22nd of February 2021

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Renee HARMON

Saturday 30th of January 2021

If you glued them to a bulb socket how to you change out the batteries?

AnnMarie

Monday 1st of February 2021

The puck light unscrews to replace the batteries. The lights that I linked in the post unscrew to insert batteries so when it's glued to the socket you can simply just unscrew the outer piece of the actual light to replace batteries. :)

Tammy

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Where did you get the lights?

Anne

Sunday 1st of March 2020

Hey Tammy! Thanks so much for asking! AnnMarie got the lights from Amazon. There is currently a 5% discount coupon available from the manufacturer on the lights! Here's the link: https://amzn.to/3cfcCh0