Illuminating your deck is just the thing you need to enjoy those relaxing deck retreats with safety and security. Much of the lighting that can be used for your deck does not require a huge amount of installation or money. What type of lights might you consider? The varieties, colors, styles, and possibilities are truly endless, but there are three basics to start with.
Recessed Deck Lights
These fixtures mount flush with the deck and can be walked on without causing damage to the fixtures themselves. They can be powered either by household current by way of a low-voltage transformer or solar power. They are perfect for placing light along the perimeter of your deck for safety and overall lighting.
Post Cap Lights
These are larger fixtures that attach to the top of posts along the deck or along stairways. Light will illuminate a full 360 degrees around each fixture, offering safety lighting and beauty.
Accent Lights These are small sconce-like fixtures that come in an enormous variety of designs and styles. They fit right on railings with a downward focus of light, or under the deck with illumination from below, upwards. These are usually low-voltage and are perfect space savers that give accent to the personal design of your deck. Accent lights would also include chandeliers and hanging fixtures. They create an ambiance that can set the tone of your deck for the evening, especially with dimmers attached to the system.
Outdoor lighting on your deck will add warmth and set the mood for the warm fall evenings still remaining and provide safety and security as the nights grow longer. Check out the many possibilities and ideas online and should you decide on a quick deck makeover to go with your new lighting, don’t fail to seek out a professional for guidance.
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