If you’re anything like me, then chasing simple and affordable lighting solutions is probably something you spend way too much time doing (I think some of my past lighting posts can attest to that).
But I’m not just talking about inexpensive DIY plug-in fixtures (which, let’s face it, are very limited anyway) or make-do hacks, I’m talking about real wire-less options.
Something that gives us the flexibility to treat light fixtures like any regular item of decor, providing the avenue to move them around or switch them out with ease.
I’m sure many of us are familiar with the puck light hack (where a battery operated bulb is used in place of a regular bulb), but recently I happened to come across a range of purpose wire-less products which make things even easier!
Nunu Lighting offers a selection of light fixtures and accessories which are completely wire-free. And not only that, they have also been designed for quick and easy mounting with limited impact on walls and ceilings.
Most of their products are designed to be used with purpose battery operated bulbs (which they are sold with), but some also have in-built rechargeable lithium packs which enables them to be used with regular bulbs!
The ones I bought have the lithium packs. To charge, all you do is plug the cable into a little port on the underside of the base.
Yes, clearly this is me demonstrating whilst the light isn’t attached to the wall. Obviously you wouldn’t want to have to recharge a fixture which is positioned in an awkward spot, but anything within arms reach would be fine and dandy.
Like I mentioned, not all of their lights have the lithium packs, in which case you would use the battery operated bulbs they provide. These are available in two different sizes and are similar in appearance to regular puck lights, with the exception of having an attached E26 fitting so they can be screwed straight into the fixture!
Normal puck lights have a flat base which means they can’t be easily attached. You either have to glue, tape or wire them into position.
You can operate the bulbs manually by pressing on the cover, or, even better, you can use a remote control to switch them on and off from anywhere in the room.
I was going to mount one or two of these sconces above the open shelves in the suite extension kitchenette, but in the end I felt they weren’t needed there. So now I can use them randomly wherever I feel a light would look cool! This one hangs above a little shelf in my parent’s kitchen.
To me, it’s just like another item of decor working to add interest and charm to the overall vignette.
Of course, most rooms should still have some form of practical hard-wired lighting, and I wouldn’t recommend using these in a situation where constant or frequent light is required. The life of the battery operated bulbs isn’t the greatest so they’re best reserved for accent lighting. But, like I touched on before, they’re also good if you simply like the idea of using a fixture more-so for its aesthetic value. And I honestly don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
In other news, there’s been more progress in the suite extension which I can’t wait to share soon!
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How great are these? Thanks for finding them for us, and I just checked and they’re available in the US!! :)
Yep, the US is actually their focus market. I needed to use an international adapter (which they provided) because the charger plug wasn’t compatible with our Aussie power outlets.
Did you purchase these locally or were they shipped from the US?
The company is based in China and ship internationally. Unfortunately we have nothing quite like this in Australia (as far as I’m aware). Happy for anyone to enlighten me :)
Great news……there are so many places those can be used. Thank you for the info.
I don’t normally like brass, but it looks so cool with the black. You are slowly converting me to brass with your use of it. :-) I don’t think we can get this brand in NZ with just a quick google. :-(
The company is based in China and will ship internationally. You don’t need to worry about wiring compatibility but they did send an international adapter with my order so I could charge my lithium pack.
Very sweet lighting !! In the future it would be cool to see them lit up in the evening. See what they look like. Thanks for sharing.
Good point. I’m notorious for taking pics with lights off.
Love these. Thank you for all of the information.
They are great. I love the pendant options too. They would be fantastic under a pergola.
Thanks for the tip! I have seen something similar for campers in the rechargeable, but nothing as attractive as this for home use! I’m glad to know there is something which we can use for the asthetic appeal. We don’t always need a bright light, but often want something like this just for that extra little oomph in our decor! Wouldn’t one look nice over some art work?
So well said. Yes, in a hallway or living space over some lovely artwork would be perfect!
She strikes again … BEAUTIFUL! :)
Amazing tip!! Love these lights too, they look so expensive x
This lamp is adorable and stylish, what a unique touch, black colour looking so awesome, thanks for the tips dear,
Where are you???? Mama needs her fix!!!
LOL, I’m sorry. Have been meaning to put something together but really struggling with motivation.
We got plunged back into hard lock-down in July. This time around it has been more difficult to feel positive. It looks like some restrictions might be eased in the coming few weeks so fingers crossed! Then at least we can go to some stores and I can visit a few clients. Most of my pending projects are at other people’s houses so I’ve just had very little to share but I should be back soon!
Thanks so much for reaching out.