first of all i don't know why i am writing this because every one just skips this step but if you are one of those people who do read it. This project was born when i needed a light source for when i am working on stuff of a night and need a light source which i needed to be battery operated because i don't have any mains power.
Step 1: Materials
okay so what you need is:
battery clip http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/1-9v-battery-box-ck65v
wire (got mine from old charger)
9v battery (already had one)
all this comes under £10
Step 2: Wiring Everything Up
ok so the first thing i did was drilled two holes through the bottom of the box then hot glued the battery to the bottom
then i drilled through the top of the box and threaded the wire through and connected with terminal block(you can solder the connections if you want) I just wired this up as you would any other switch but just in case I included a diagram
Step 3: Putting the Leds Up
this is really simple peel back the sticky back tape and stick to any surface you like and i just connected the led strip with a terminal block
Step 4: Installing the Light Switch
i just simply screwed it on to the wood and put the faceplate on.
Step 5: Cable Mangament
ok so i only had cable clips what were to big so i just simply put a nail through the middle
Step 6: First Test!!!!!
not much to say other than it works!!!!!!!!!