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Enhance Your New Deck with Recessed Deck Lighting

What could be more relaxing then spending the evening outdoors on your very own deck? Of course, if you are going to be outside in the evening you should have some type of lighting so you can see properly. Recessed deck lighting is a way to create light while still maintaining the attractive appearance of your deck. The recessed deck lights are placed in areas where they naturally fit in with the design of your particular deck style. Some units can be placed into the flooring while others are used on top of posts.

If your specific deck has a rail going around it, you might want to consider deck post lighting. These are lights which easily attach to the top of the posts and are made to match the different styles of post beam on the market today. Some units come as a traditional square head type and are available in different sizes. Most models of post light fixtures will require a traditional wire installation which uses an electrical source, while other more modern models are solar powered. The solar style of recessed deck lighting does not require an electrical source for operation other than direct access to the sun’s rays.

You might notice how people with patios will often use some type of lighting for their steps. This is generally accomplished by placing various recessed lights either on the steps or on the sides of each step. Deck step lights are highly important safety and security measures as well especially if you plan to utilize your deck during the night hours.  The fixtures create a soft light which makes it easy to see where to walk to and from your deck area. If you have put a lot of thought, effort, and money into the design of a deck, it is definitely time to add lighting so you can begin enjoying the space at all hours of the day.