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Accenting your Deck with Lighting

January 21, 2014

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Deck lighting is a great way to enhance the beauty and elegance of your deck.  There are a variety of different deck lighting products available, each with their own look and functionality.  Below are some of the more popular choices. 

Stair Lighting 

The lights found in stairs or steps are typically smaller and can be mounted in the risers or underneath the steps.  They provide an element of safety as well as an added ambiance to your deck.  They can also be used to highlight accent railing and other features.

Post Cap Lights 

These lights are built right into the railing post cap and project their light downwards.  They provide a beautiful accent to deck railings and enhance deck safety by allowing you to see the railings more easily.  Their discreet look provides enough light without being overbearing.

Solar Powered 

Solar powered lighting gets its energy from sunlight.  Because of this, they tend to be dimmer and are better used as accent lights.  The advantage is that this saves on energy costs and works very well in the long, summer months.

Landscape Lighting

Placing landscape lights beneath your deck can create a wonderful, illuminating effect.  They can also highlight areas of your lawn and are available in low-voltage and solar powered versions.

Getting the right type of lighting for your deck may take some careful thought and analysis.  One must take into mind what parts of the deck should be highlighted, whether there exist safety concerns at night, and whether you want to save on energy costs.  Custom Deck Builders has the expertise to help you make your decision and professionally install the lighting.  Contact us today for more information and to get a free quote.