When you’re trying to add curb appeal and value to your home, it’s easy to overlook the little things that add so much to the overall look and feel of your property. A deck light is one of those details that can add elegance and drama, particularly if you choose an outdoor fixture that suits the style of your home and blends in with your other outdoor lighting design elements. For some tips on how to incorporate deck lights into your home, read on!
All About Deck Light
There are many reasons why deck light is important. It’s obvious that lighting your deck makes it easier for people to see when they come in and out, but what isn’t so obvious is that proper deck lighting can also improve your safety while you’re outside, allowing you to see better while you walk around or work on things like gardening or outdoor entertaining. Decks offer a space where we want to spend time outdoors; we just want that time spent to be safe and enjoyable. Properly installed deck lights will allow us to do just that. Here’s a rundown of what you should look for in deck lighting
Wiring up deck lights
Wiring deck lights should be fairly simple. If you’re up for it, and have your own deck light kit, take a look at how we wired ours: We just followed the instructions that came with our Kit. However, if you’re wiring job is more complicated than ours was (maybe because there are other lights already there), you may want to check out a diagram from an electrician before starting work. Deck lighting really works best when they’re part of a general theme; in most cases, these kits offer different colored bulbs in one standard size—all bulbs used in each string must match each other perfectly. This isn’t usually too much of a problem (unless you plan on using several different kits side-by-side) but keep it in mind while shopping.
Benefits of Deck Light
Deck lighting has many benefits. First, it’s a great way to add value and appeal to your home. Not only can deck lighting give your home curb appeal. But it can also enhance security, making your home less likely to be broken into at night when there are no windows illuminated. Deck lighting provides added safety for children playing on decks or walking upstairs, especially in dark weather conditions. Additionally, deck lighting can prevent falls on slippery surfaces or wet steps by providing adequate light while navigating steps safely after dark. Aesthetically, adding dimmable lights to your exterior walkway or staircase can add ambiance and beauty that is sure to impress visitors. Finally, different colored bulbs on outside porch fixtures create different effects that range from festive to romantic depending on what kind of mood you’re trying to set at your home—whether it’s an outdoor entertaining party or just setting a nice tone for date night with your spouse.
Why Install Deck Light
If you are looking for a way to spruce up your home and give it a new look, deck lighting is a great option. Deck light gives life to your patio and makes it look elegant and beautiful. LED deck light has become very popular in recent years as they give outstanding illumination and long-lasting batteries with low maintenance. They look stylish and can make any area stand out from any other type of lighting systems such as solar, halogen, or fluorescent. The best part about them is that they do not require permanent installation because you can fix them on your own or have someone do it if you are not comfortable doing so. Installing outdoor led lighting is easy so don’t let yourself be intimidated by what seems to be an overwhelming task! There are many ways you can install these lights on your own easily even if you don’t have electrical knowledge.