Deck Lighting Options

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.

Deck Lighting Options Available to You

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.There are various forms of it, which can be seamlessly integrated into your deck design.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.

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. They 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.

You can upgrade your deck with lighting that has Bluetooth capability. We have covered all the lighting choices that can be controlled through Bluetooth fortunately. 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.

Allison Guido

Almar's CEO has over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. She is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve our homeowners' remodeling process and experience. Her mission is to break the Contractor Stereo Type and provide a great product at a good price for our homeowners.