Lighting Options for Your Deck

Deck With Lights

There are several types of lighting options to explore when furnishing your new deck. Lighting plays an integral part in creating an atmosphere, so you want to use a method that matches the style you desire. If you’re looking for ways to set the mood, examine the many types of lighting for your deck with this guide provided by New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc.

Recessed Lights

If you don’t want to take up too much space with lighting fixtures, you might want to utilize recessed lights, which are set directly into the surface on which they are installed. This makes them a good choice if you have a low roof over your deck and want to spare as much headroom as possible. These lights can also be installed in the floor of your deck and illuminate upwards. Each light will be sealed in a waterproof case so you won’t have to worry about rain or water splashing if you have a pool. Recessed lights are directional, allowing you to arrange them in a way that will cover the focal points of your deck. For a clean-looking solution that delivers powerful coverage, recessed lighting may be the move for you.

String Lighting

String lights are an excellent way to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere on your deck. The ambient glow from the bulbs sets the tone for pleasant conversation and unwinding after dinner. These lights can be wrapped around the railing of your deck, or hung further up in the air. Attach one end to your house, and install poles on the corners of your deck as anchor points to hook the string of lights. Create a perimeter around the deck, or zigzag them back and forth between the house and railing to create a twinkling canopy. No matter how they are installed, string lighting is an easy way to add some elegance to your outdoor space.

Post Lighting

Another way to bring light around the railing of your deck is by putting lights on each of the posts. These fixtures sit atop the deck posts and cast a wide radius of light around them. Depending on how much light you want and how far apart each post is, you can choose to install one at every post or skip one or two in between. With the many types of fixtures available for this lighting, you will be able to accentuate your theme and show off your style.

Stair Lighting

Installing lights in the stairs that lead up to your deck can serve a number of purposes and create a striking appearance. You have plenty of choices on where to install the lights on the steps. Recessed lights can be put directly on the horizontal part of the step, or vertically on the back. Lights may also be installed on the side, so the beam shoots across each step. No matter where you choose to put them, it will offer an elegant touch. Besides the aesthetic benefit, these lights will also illuminate your steps and make them easier to see when it gets dark out. This will help eliminate tripping and make your deck safer overall.

Shed Some Light

Now that you have a good idea for the various types of lighting you choose to install on your new deck, pick one that fits your situation best and enjoy your outdoor space. If you don’t have a deck yet, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. provides new deck construction services that will help you create the outdoor space of your dreams. To find out more and receive a free consultation, contact us today.