Deck Lighting Options

By: Nicole Patri

With summer just around the corner, our deck projects have been in full swing. Who doesn’t want to spend the warm summer days on their decks? A great way to transform your deck into a functional area for both night and day is to install lighting. From creating ambiance to having a greater sense of security, lighting your deck brings your space to life.

There are many options available to you for lighting your deck including recessed lighting, post cap lights, and deck railing lighting. You can also choose between solar lighting and low voltage LED lights.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is a great option because this lighting won’t take up excess space on your deck. It comes in many different forms and can be incorporated nicely into your deck. One of the most used ways recessed lighting is installed is into the risers. They will mount the lights into the stairs to keep the space safer for nighttime navigation and provide a subtle light with great ambiance.

Post Cap Lights

Post cap lighting is installed on top of your deck railings. This kind of lighting will illuminate your entire deck space. Post cap lighting takes up a small amount of space by adding on to the height of the railings. This is a great option for someone who might want their lighting to be closer to eye level.

Deck Rail Lighting

If you’re looking for brightness over ambiance, deck rail lighting is for you. You can install these on or under your rails. These options will provide different looks and are completely up to you and your preferences. Under the railing will give you a glow on the deck flooring and when mounted on the rails the lights will provide a brighter glow over the entire space.

You lights can come in solar or LED, the choice is yours…

Solar Deck Lighting

You can choose solar lighting to save you from an electricity increase or wiring issues.

LED Deck Lighting

LED lights are energy-efficient and low voltage. LED lights are great if you live in a place that doesn’t have reliable sunshine year-round or your deck is in a shadier place on your lot. Remember that any lights with wires will need help from an electrician to install and wires will be an important topic of conversation to keep you and your family safe.

One of the most popular enhancements we’re asked about is Bluetooth-controlled deck lighting. All of the lighting options we’ve discussed can be purchased in Bluetooth as well. Smart lighting is something that is becoming more and more commonplace, this is a great upgrade to choose from.

No matter what you choose, deck lighting will brighten any of your nights spent on your deck with family and friends. We hope this helped give you some more insight into deck lighting options.

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Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.