Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Deck

If you have a deck and were wondering about the best type of light that you can install there, you are in luck. Today, we will take a look at all the lighting options available for your deck and how each one of these might differ, and which one might be the best option for you. Deck lights are not just installed for beautification but they are also very important to illuminate your deck so you can walk safely in the dark.

Let’s discuss the most popular deck lighting options:

Post Lights

You can get post lights in both the single and multi-head configurations. Single headlights are good if you have a small deck area but if your deck area is large, multi-head lights would illuminate a larger area. Post lights will be wired directly to the deck and they are very good in terms of waterproofing and durability.

Rail Lights

Another great choice for deck lightning is rail lights. They are designed as LED strips that are relatively easy and simple to set up. Many under-rail lights are rated at almost 50,000 hours so you don’t have to worry about changing them very often. They are a very good option if you are looking for even lightning outdoors.

Stair and Step Lights

As the name implies, Stair and Step lights are mostly used in the stair area, walkways, and deck planks. They can be installed on the existing deck structure with relative ease. They are excellent for larger decks and you have the option to choose between LED, Solar, or battery-powered lights. There are also versions available that detect motion and activate accordingly.

Wall Lights and Sconces

Sconces and wall lights are used for ambient lighting for doorways and access points. They are available in both single-bulb and multi-configuration and they have usually controlled from inside the home. There are several great styles and finishes available.

Under-tread Lights

Under-tread lights are applied under the steps of the deck. They are usually LED lights and come with motion detection features to activate them automatically.

So these were some great lighting options for your outdoor area. Any of these options can serve you well and the perfect one for you will depend on your particular taste and the budget you are willing to spend. If you are looking for someone to install outdoor lights for you or if you want someone to take a look at your project, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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