Request: DIY LED Nightlight Outlet Cover Answered
I have been scouring the web and have yet to find what I am looking for. I have seen a couple of different LED lights embedded in outlet covers and switchplates, but I need to do-it-myself because whoever cut the outlet holes in my house clearly had the shakes, and I want to convert the larger size custom covers I need to have LED lights especially for the kitchen and the bathrooms. I also want to put them into covers that have unusual configurations, such as two outlets and a switch, etc.
I have a few things I need. (1) it cannot prevent full use of the outlet (I don't have any to spare) (2) I need to be able to use amber lighting so as not to have the normal blue of standard white LED lighting wake me up, which should be easy enough. (3) I would really love to be able to add them to GFCI outlets, too, but my understanding of how those work is limited.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received. I'm good with electronics right up until it involves building your own circuits, but my electrical skills pretty much top out at re-wiring a lamp, understanding how many amps it is safe to pull in a house circuit and how not to electrocute myself.
I want to do this right, so it's stable long term and safe. Again, thanks for any help, folks.