12 Ideas for Lighting A Deck
Impress homeowners and make your handiwork “pop” with these great tips for lighting decks.
Deck Stair Lights
Lights on deck stairs give subtle illumination and make a deck safer after dark.
Who says LED Christmas lights are just for the holidays? String lights of various colors can invoke a fun, festive atmosphere on a deck year-round.
If a deck has some overhead protection, recessed lights work well because they are protected from the elements and don’t require constant cleaning.
Deck post cap lights work well as accidents on a deck space. Available in both LED and solar-powered varieties, deck cap lights are available at most home improvement stores or online.
Try using solar or LED-powered lights underneath a deck railing to create a soft glow.
This covered deck area uses spotlights to help direct light where it is needed most. The homeowners want to see what they’re eating, right?
Hang Lights on a Pergola
If you have a pergola, you can install string lights or wired light fixtures in the rafters. These lights accentuate the architectural elements of the structure.
If you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive way to bring light to a deck space, try lanterns. Lanterns with battery-operated or solar bulbs (or candles!) are portable so you can put them where you need them most.