Why Use Outdoor Deck Lighting ?
For me my favorite way unwinding after a long hard day’s work is to sit outside on my deck while enjoying a cool drink as I savor the cool evening breeze. This year I found myself spending more and more time on my deck alone with my thoughts, many times until well after dark.
I Need Outdoor Deck Lighting!
Outdoor deck lighting is important if you're going to be doing any entertaining outside after the sun sets. Outdoor deck lighting can be interfaced with stair risers, railings, post-caps, seating and planters. Task lighting over your barbeque makes grilling at night easier. Properly planned and placed lights will do more than just accent your deck - they will also provide greater safety and improved security.
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Solar Outdoor Deck Lighting
Installing electrical can be a tedious do-it-yourself project, but using solar deck lighting can makes things easy since it runs off batteries charged by the sun. The first thing I installed were solar deck lights and then low voltage lighting. See the solar lights come on automatically as soon as it gets dark. Solar deck lighting resembles soft candlelight as do many solar lanterns (some lanterns even use candles). I didn’t use a lot of these, just enough so I could see how to get to and from my deck and where I was going once I got there. Nothing bright just subtle decorative solar lights. When I need more light for grilling or even reading a flip a switch connected to my low voltage outdoor deck lighting system.
Using Low Voltage Outdoor Deck Lighting
There are quite a few low voltage fixtures for your to choose from, which you can get a contractor to construct for you, or you may like to assemble one yourself as I did. If you decide to go with a DIY project, you may need to get hold of design manuals and select the best materials required for the layout as well as for the milieu you hang out with. In some cases, the deck is nothing more than an attachment to the house itself, and in such a case, all that is required is to complement the outdoor deck lighting with the interior of the house.
Task Lighting: This type of deck lighting should be used to illuminate an area for a specific function or task. This may include a food preparation area. Task lighting for cooking should be focused on the grill and staging area, and able to be turned off separately from the rest of the deck's lighting.
Outdoor Deck Lighting Conclusion
Home entertainment during the spring and summer months tends to see a great deal of outside activity centered around the pool and on the deck. Using outdoor deck lighting can help transform even the smallest of decks and gazebos areas into a world of garden illumination and outdoor nightlife. There is outdoor deck lighting available for almost every need and budget and there should be no problem in finding something to fit in with your design and budget. If you are lucky and wise enough to choose the proper outdoor deck lighting you should find great satisfaction in expanding your living space for the evening and thus find greater enjoyment and relaxation as well. It will also act as a safety feature in the night.