Have a beautiful outdoor deck and want to take the aesthetics up a notch? You need deck lighting! There’s no better way to add instant ambiance to your outdoor living space. And deck lighting isn’t just important for aesthetic reasons; it can also make your deck safer to cross at night. Here are a few of our favorite ideas at Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage & Lighting for landscape lighting that can improve both the beauty and safety of your outdoor deck.
Recessed lighting refers to lighting fixtures that Andy’s installs in ceilings, walls, or floors. They are flush with the surface they’re installed into. These lights are a great way to provide extra illumination and are particularly great for decks. Andy’s can install the lights right into the decking surface for a sleek look. You don’t want bulky light fixtures on your deck that will take up space or potentially get ruined in bad weather, but you still need something to illuminate key areas when necessary. Recessed lighting may be the perfect solution.
Keeping your stairs well lit is key if you want to prevent guests from getting hurt in the dark. At Andy’s, we can place lights under each step, ensuring your stairs have the best visibility possible. If there is a steep drop-off between the final step and the ground, or if your deck is starting to age and the wood is starting to get worn out, stair lights are especially beneficial. Outdoor stair lights can help prevent a serious accident like someone tripping and falling. Not only that, stair lights add another element to the overall lighting design, and the more variety in lighting styles, the more beautiful the display.
Deck Post Lights
The posts that connect sections of handrail on your deck provide an excellent place for Andy’s team to install lighting. Deck post lights fit on top of the vertical columns and complete the post’s overall look. Instead of just connecting the handrail, the post now sparkles with light. When all the deck posts are topped with a light, the result is warm ambient lighting for the entire area. Your guests won’t have to fumble their way around because they’ll be able to see the whole deck space easily.
These are our three favorite ideas for improving your deck with lighting to enhance the beauty of your deck and make it safer too. The lighting team at Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, & Lighting has more ideas too, and will work with you to create a plan for your deck lighting that optimizes your deck’s safety and beauty. Expert installers are ready to make the plan come to life. Find us online or call us at 972-418-6998 today.