How To Install Battery Operated Wall Sconces In Just 15 Minutes (No Wiring Needed!)

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Battery-operated wall sconces make a great DIY project. Follow my instructions to install your very own wireless wall sconce!

Battery Operated Wall Sconces

Love the look of sconce lighting, but not the hassle or cost of wiring them?

Well, you’re in luck! I’m excited to shed light on how you can ditch the wiring! Use my DIY instructions to easily install battery-operated wall sconces using a lighting puck.

Sconce light fixtures are a beautiful way to add style and light to different areas in your home. We’ve actually installed several over the years, and I love the personality and interest they give to every space they’re in.

It will take less than 15 minutes to install a wireless wall sconce thanks to this lighting hack!

DIY battery operated wall sconce

My son desperately needed a reading light, and although he did have a little plug-in clip on one for the bottom bunk he sleeps in, I was looking for a solution where I couldn’t see hanging wires. I first saw this faux lighting hack on, and I was completely inspired to try it on my own!

battery operated wall sconces

Here’s what I used to make a battery-operated wall sconce:

three-light puck pack next to a bronze wall sconce

Pick up whichever sconce fits your style and budget – or even consider using one from a thrift store and spray painting it! I found an inexpensive outdoor sconce at Lowe’s, and I also picked up these wireless remote puck lights for convenience. In fact, my lights are indoor/outdoor so you can even take your new lighting outside – just make sure the ones you purchase are also indoor/outdoor.

Using Mounting Tape To Install A Wireless Wall Sconce

To easily attach the puck light to the fixture, I used some mounting tape, which has worked out well for us!

Easiest wireless wall sconce installation ever. 🙌

underside of wall sconce with white puck light inside

All we did was put batteries inside the puck light, mount the puck light to the fixture using mounting tape, and hung the fixture onto the wall as you normally would. I used the bracket and screws the fixture came with – only without an electrical box and wires! 😱

…And voila! 

corner of bunk bed with wall sconce lighting up the wall and other wall decor

DIY Sconce Puck Light Fixture




Install batteries in the puck light. Add a few pieces of mounting tape to the back of the light or the fixture, and attach the light to fixture. You can also try velcro strips instead.


Pick a place on the wall to hang the fixture and screw in the round-shaped bracket that comes with the fixture.


Then attach the fixture to the bracket. Use the remote that comes with the puck lights to turn on the light or press it to turn on/off. Enjoy your new accent lighting!

DIY Wireless Wall Sconce

I love this battery-operated wall sconce so much! 😍

My son can either just touch it to turn it on or off or use the remote! The bottom of the puck light is attached to the fixture, so I can just twist the top half off to change the batteries.

I think this is such a brilliant idea for a wireless wall sconce that truly does work, looks amazing, and takes very little time to accomplish!

Here are some other affordable sconces to consider for this project:

various styles of wall sconces numbers on white paper

  1. Lowes – Portfolio Galvanized Outdoor Light
  2. Walmart – Industrial Swing Arm Bronze Wall Light
  3. Amazon – Black Antique Vintage Wall Sconce – Pack of 3
  4. Home Depot – Globe Electric Aedan Black Swivel Wall Sconce

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 26

  1. Kelly

    That is brilliant!! I would’ve never thought to do that.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ya we loved this idea too!

  2. Tracee

    The only thing I would change is the mounting tape to Velcro. This way if you need to change batteries or something goes wrong with the light. Just pull it off and an easy reinstall.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea Tracee!

  3. hjoaap

    They have puck lights that look like actual Light bulbs on Amazon. They just screw in. Game changer!

    • dealhunter

      Could you possibly post a link for those ?

  4. Jessica

    Great idea!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, we thought so too!

  5. Christine Blaylock

    Love this idea! I think hjoaap is talking about these types of bulbs, looks like light bulb

  6. Colorado Amy

    How’s the brightness of the puck lights? I had some battery operated lights under the cabinets in my kitchen and I found them not to be very bright or helpful. Maybe it was the kind I bought.

    • Katrina

      I be

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      These are pretty bright actually. 👍

  7. tipaye

    Yessss!!! Love this, thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great!! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. mrs.rem

    This is a well note trademark of Brooke Christen from the @nestingwithgrace blog! She deserves some credit for this brilliant idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Ya I credited the blogger I was inspired from called Fancy Farmhouse Girls in this post. Thanks!

    • ohjodi

      There is no trademark. You can’t trademark the idea of using a different light bulb in a lamp, LOL

  9. Si

    My bed came With these types of light fixtures and they are amazing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh neat – thanks for sharing.

  10. Cindi

    We have under the cabinet lights that are similar and are battery operated and work with a remote control which would be great so you don’t have to get up to push the light.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I love those too! So handy.

  11. Kristie

    We did this a couple of weeks ago and love them! We found flat plugs that screw into where the bulb goes. It gave us more surface area for the velcro we used to hang them up. We ended up doing 3 and it gives the perfect amount of light in our basement when watching a movie!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh neat- that’s a great idea!

  12. Bellabella

    What did pu do with the cord/wire? Just cut them?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! I did check with Lina on this and she did cut the wire. 💖

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