Practical tips and ideas for the different types of deck lights
Deck lights are offered in a wide variety of designs and types. They are a practical, convenient and attractive solution, to feel safe and secure in the dark time of the day.
There are many advantages of having attractive lighting. Being able to see in the dark is the most obvious one but a good outdoor lighting gives the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors in the evening, entertain guests, friends and family in the garden without being worried that the sun goes down.
Having lights on a deck transforms the outdoor space into a more beautiful and cozy place.
Materials and types
Deck lights can be made from a number of different materials. You need to consider which material is most suitable for you and it would depend on where you live.
Stainless steel, copper or bronze are most suitable for beach homes as the lamps are designed to resist corrosion and damage from salt water.
The types of outdoor lighting are grouped based on their positioning. Recessed inground lights are the most popular type of patio lighting as these provide a great ambiance, contemporary, sophisticated look.
Inground lamps can be installed in the deck itself, on paved areas, garden paths or under the seating area.
Downlights a another good solution for your outdoor area and look very stylish as well.
Step lights are installed in the outdoor staircases and added to the deck lighting they increase the visual impression of the illuminated area. They are usually mounted onto the vertical part of each step and like recessed lights, come in many shapes and forms.
Additional options are wall or strip lights and every homeowner can choose each type of lighting is best for his patio deck.
LED and Solar deck lights
Solar lamps are available in countless designs. They can be used as an accent lighting and are absolutely cost effective. Solar deck lights do not need any power and cable, because they save the energy from the sun in the solar cell. The installation is quick and easy – no matter whether in the ground or on a wall.
LED lighting is also energy efficient and it can add to the atmosphere of your patio as LED lamps are offered in a variety of colors and are the perfect choice for accent and ambient lighting.