In the Deck world, something is starting to change. More emphasis is being put on the “little things”, the detail of a deck. It used to be a big deal to have lighting installed on a deck and more of an after thought. This isn’t the case anymore. Deck lighting is everywhere. There are lighting companies that specialize in deck lighting and the big decking companies Trex and Timbertech are also adding deck lighting to their arsenal of products. Deck lighting can be utilized on top of posts, on posts, in the floor of the deck and also on the stair risers.
Deck lights are usually low voltage or solar powered. I prefer to low voltage lights, they put off a warmer glow than the solar lights. Lighting a deck can have a huge impact on the overall look, function and ambiance. When picking out lighting options for your deck project it is important to balance out the quantity of lights. Deck lighting can be costly and by adding too many lights it can take away from the overall look of the deck. Deck lighting is also a way to provide safety for family and friends that are using the deck. A deck that is not lit properly can be dangerous, especially around the stairs. You don’t have to be planning a new deck to add and enjoy deck lighting. Many companies have lighting options that can be added to existing decks. Since deck lighting is now becoming more popular, every year more and more options will be available. The sky is the limit for deck lighting.