Deck lighting is one of the easiest and fastest ways to enhance a deck or patio area.
It is so versatile it can also be installed in stepping stones and pavers to light the pathway or even on post. As with most landscape lighting, deck lighting also increases security and safety around the patio and deck area, making the outdoor space usable around the clock.
When the BBQ comes out and the steaks go on the grill, recessed lighting installed directly into the deck, dock, steps, stairs or columns may get as much conversation as the new stainless steel BBQ.
Recessed lighting adds a very distinct look to a deck installation allowing you to show off the “best features” of your deck and patio.
These usually require using a low voltage lighting kit which contains a transformer, wiring and lighting fixtures to complete the installation.
Deck light fixtures from low voltage to solar are made from a variety of materials:
- Stainless Steel
- … and more
Solar Deck Lights
Solar lighting has some many positive attributes.
- Batteries recharged everyday by the sun
- Lowering operating cost – no electricity
- No wiring required or electricians to hire
- Easy Installation
- Turns off and on automatically
- Weather proof, durable and handles almost any weather condition
If your deck is located in an area which will get plenty of sun to recharge the solar lighting batteries each day, solar lighting is an option to consider. You can find a wide variety of designs, from classic to contemporary.
LED Rope Lighting
Rope lights add a completely different aspect to the world of deck lighting. Rope lights allow your imagination to run wild by outlining features like deck railings, stairs, post and planters.
This specialty lighting consist of a string of low intensity LED lights all fitted into a clear PVC tube. The perfect application runs a line of lights on the underside of a railing and following the steps to make for some unusual visual effects.
No matter if it is a deck or patio almost everyone could use some additional lighting. There are plenty of outdoor lighting fixtures on the market to fit every situation.
It is important to create a well lit perimeter for a deck or patio. One of the keys in deck lighting is to cast a nice warm glow over areas where people will be sitting or gathering, and also highlight features and illuminate steps and walks.
Whether installed on walls, hanging, recessed into the deck or outlining the area, budget some funds and time to create a deck lighting display to meet your outdoor needs and style.