The time change, combined with the gray fall days of the Pacific Northwest, has made it a little dark in here! As you know from reading about gadgets that didn’t work for us, I was disappointed with the round battery powered lights I tried, but I refuse to  give up! Here’s our new integrated kitchen lighting solution!

integrated kitchen lighting

My answer came from Ikea in the form of the Dioder LED battery drawer light. Here’s the cabinet, with the drawer light installed at the top, in the front (this is before I put batteries in so you could see how dark it is), and here it is after I put the batteries in.

integrated kitchen lighting

Lots of light, and the best thing about it — it works on a sensor, so it automatically comes on and turns off when you open the cabinet. Plus, it has a super sticky backing if you dont want to put screws into the wood — super important sometimes. And at $14.99, it’s a good bargain! Let their be light!!