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Closet and Pantry Lighting Tips Video

In this, our very first, lighting video, Emily reviews different options to light a closet or pantry. She reviews very simple to install battery operated lights and moves on to more permanent installations using our microfluorescent light fixtures.


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Closet and pantries are typically the most poorly lit areas of the home. Yet, they are extremely easy to devise a lighting plan for. In this video, we are going to talk a little about all of the different options for closet and pantry lighting. We'll start off with the quick and easy solutions, and make our way to more involved installations by the end of the video.

If you're just wanting to add light to a closet that doesn't have an existing fixture at all, our LED Battery Operated Ceiling Light might be perfect for you. It's motion-activated, which makes it very convenient. The motion detector works best when it's set up in a completely dark room. That's why we recommend this fixture for a room you're only trying to add some light to, not enhance your current lighting situation. The LED Battery Operated Ceiling Light is extremely easy to install and doesn't require you to use any sort of outlet. It automatically lights up as soon as you walk into the room. There's also an auto shut-off feature, so the light will turn off 30 seconds after you leave.

Another quick and easy solution for closet lighting is our battery operated puck light. You can set it up anywhere; it has self-adhesive tape on the back, and you just press the center of the light to turn it on and off. You wouldn't want this to be your only source of light, but it's a great addition to any dim storage area.

Our microfluorescent fixtures are great to use as pantry or closet lighting. They are low-profile, energy-efficient, and bright enough to illuminate a large storage area. All of our microfluorescent fixtures come complete with an on/off button rocker switch, a silent, built-in electronic ballast, ensuring the fixture turns on immediately with no flickering or humming, and mounting clips to provide for easy installation.

This is our Microfluorescent T4 fixture. The "T" stands for tubular, and the number following it represents the diameter of the lamp in eighths of an inch. It's a two-wire, or non-grounded, light fixture. Commercial installations typically require a grounded, or three-wire fixture, but that is not necessary for a residential application. It comes with a six-foot power cord to plug in to an existing electrical outlet, or it can be hardwired using an optional hardwire junction box. In addition, it is linkable, along with many on our website. You can directly connect two fixtures together, or use an optional linking cable if you want more space between the fixtures or installing around a corner.

As you can see here, these work very well if they are installed lining the door frames of a pantry or closet. Another great application for microfluorescent fixtures is to use them on the underside of shelving. As far as installation goes, all of our microfluorescent fixtures are very easy. You simply screw in two mounting clips, snap the fixture into place, and you are done.

Finally, you can use an incandescent or fluorescent ceiling mount fixture for your closet or pantry. Hopefully, this video gave you some new ideas for all the different options for closet and pantry lighting. As always, feel free to call our customer service number, or use our live text chat if you would like help with your particular installation. Good luck!

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