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Chris Breen

Chris Breen

Chris Breen, Principal Owner of Legacy Decks and Outdoor Living and has been serving families in Upstate South Carolina since 2005.

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How To Choose The Right Lighting For Your Deck

When it comes to deck lighting, there are a lot of different options to choose from. Not only are deck lights essential to make your deck safe, but they also set the mood for it and make the space feel luxurious and inviting. This blog post will discuss the types of deck lighting available to help you choose the right one for your needs.

Rail Lights

These lights are installed under the rails of your deck and provide a bright, focused light that illuminates the perimeter of your deck, drawing your guests’ attention to its beautiful architecture.

They are an elegant way to show off the stunning construction of your deck and make the details stand out. They point downwards, are discreet, and provide just enough light to keep your deck well-lit without being too bright.

Post Mount Lights

Post mount lights are another popular type of down lighting. These lights are mounted on the sides of the posts, adding a combo of safety and style.

The angle of the light makes them subtle for the eyes yet effective at illuminating the floor, and they are a great option if you want to add visibility without being too harsh or intrusive.

Step Lights

Step lights are a type of deck lighting for steps that goes on the risers. These lights provide safety while walking up and down your stairs, and you can also use them to highlight certain features of your deck, such as built-in benches or planters.

Step lights are available in different colors, so you can find the perfect match for your deck’s aesthetic. Magnificence, safety, and increased curb appeal are just a few of the benefits of deck step lighting. Be prepared to hear your guests say “wow” when they see them for the first time!

Post Cap Lights

Post cap lights are installed on the top of the deck posts and shine down or outwards, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

These lights are all about adding style to your deck and making it look like a million bucks, whether you’re on the deck or looking at it from the ground. They can help you create a beautiful, attractive space perfect for any occasion.

String Lights

These lights are perfect for creating an intimate and romantic setting, or you can use them to add a festive touch to your next party.

They are also very versatile, as they can be hung in a variety of ways, such as draped over a pergola or wrapped around trees or posts.

In-Deck Lights

In-deck lights are typically installed on the floor of your deck and gently illuminate the surface. They can be placed nearly anywhere, letting you illuminate and highlight any specific areas you want.

Although they shine upwards, they are tiny and discreet. They fit flush with the decking, providing a smooth, safe walking surface at night.

Under Deck Lights

If you want a second-story deck, waterproofing it and installing under-deck lighting is essential to make the most of the space below.

This type of lighting helps turn your under-deck space into a usable indoor-outdoor living area. The lights are built into your under-deck waterproofing system and provide bright, even illumination that makes the space feel like a true extension of your indoor area.

Ready To Light Up The Night?

Now that you know more about the different types of outdoor deck lighting available, it’s time to create your dream deck and light up the night with style.

If you live in Greenville, SC, and are ready to add the deck you’ve always wanted, request an estimate to get started! The Legacy Decks team is here to help you create the perfect nighttime oasis for you and your guests to enjoy.