Deck lighting is used to illuminate a sitting area on a deck

Deck Lighting Collection

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    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting Low Voltage Ornamental Halo/Downlight Combo LED Post Cap | LMT Mercer
    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting Low Voltage Ornamental Halo/Downlight Combo LED Post Cap | LMT Mercer
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    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Textured Black / 2-1/2" Decorative Post Cap Light | Placid Point Lighting
    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Decorative Post Cap Light | Placid Point Lighting
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    Decorative Post Cap Light | Placid Point Lighting
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    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting Black LED Step Light for Deck Riser | LMT
    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting Black LED Step Light for Deck Riser | LMT
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    LED Step Light for Deck Riser | LMT
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    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting Black Recessed Deck Light | LMT
    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting Black Recessed Deck Light | LMT
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    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting 50 Watt Deck Lighting Smart Transformer with Wi-Fi Connectivity & Daylight Sensor | LMT
    50 Watt Deck Lighting Smart Transformer with Wi-Fi Connectivity & Daylight Sensor | LMT
    $192.99
    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting 92" Low Voltage LED Under Rail Strip Light | LMT Mercer Group
    LED Under Rail Deck Lighting | LMT
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    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Post and Stair Accent Light | Placid Point Lighting
    Textured Black Textured Bronze Matte White Matte Black +2
    Post and Stair Accent Light | Placid Point Lighting
    $32.35
    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting 2 way LMT Low Voltage Splitter Harness
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    LMT Low Voltage Splitter Harness
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    LMT Mercer Group LMT Low Voltage Lighting LMT Low Voltage WiringHarness | LMT Mercer Group
    LMT Low Voltage Wiring Harness | LMT Mercer Group
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    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Extension Wire for Placid Point Lighting
    Extension Wire for Placid Point Lighting
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    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Wire Splitter | Placid Point Lighting
    Wire Splitter | Placid Point Lighting
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    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Post Light Wire Kit | Placid Point Lighting
    Post Light Wire Kit | Placid Point Lighting
    $48.31
    Key-Link Fencing and Railing Textured Black 60 watt Control Hub | Placid Point Lighting
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    Placid Point Lighting Power Supply & Control Hub
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    Deck lighting will transform your deck. Invest in deck lighting to create a cozy outdoor space that you can enjoy anytime, day or night. Illuminate your deck with style and functionality, allowing you to extend your outdoor activities well into the evening.

    Deck lighting improves safety, visibility, and adds elegance and visual appeal to your deck for you and your guests. By adding deck lighting to your outdoor living space, your deck becomes an outdoor living experience, day or night.

    General Lighting FAQs

    Low voltage deck lighting vs solar deck lighting

    Solar lighting efficiently brightens your deck without the hassle. Installing solar post caps requires no wiring, allowing you to place them wherever the sun reaches. Because they don't need an electrical connection, you have the freedom to install them in various locations.

    However, keep in mind that solar powered lights might not be bright enough for every situation. Solar lighting typically emits a cooler light, which makes it appear brighter, but is best used as accent lighting.

    Low voltage lighting requires hardwiring and uses an electrical connection to power the lights. Low voltage deck lighting utilizes LED lights that offer both high brightness and energy efficiency. This type of lighting is usually brighter than solar lighting, providing more light for larger spaces.

    Low voltage lighting offers a few key advantages over solar lighting. Unlike solar lighting, you can choose when to turn your lighting on or off. With a smart transformer you can control the lights from your phone, allowing you to create a schedule for your lights. Lastly, low voltage lighting will work in shady areas and on cloudy days.

    Which outdoor lighting are best?

    The best type of light for your deck depends on your individual needs and preferences. If you want a bright, powerful lighting solution, then low voltage lighting is usually the best choice. If you'd prefer something simpler and more environmentally friendly, then solar lights are a great option. Consider your budget and the size of your deck when making your decision.

    Can I leave deck lights out all year?

    Yes, you can leave your deck lights outside all year long. Most deck lights are built to handle different types of weather. Just make sure to check the manufacturer's guidelines for any special care tips.

    Deck lights extend use of your outdoor living space.

    Deck lighting is an essential component of any outdoor living space. Light up your space for evening activities and create and inviting atmosphere for entertaining guests. Well-placed lights can also improve the aesthetics of your deck and add to its overall ambience. With proper planning and installation, deck lighting can extend the use of your deck space well into the night.

    Deck lights can make a deck safer.

    Deck lighting makes your outdoor space safer by lighting up steps and walkways, so you can see where you're going. This helps prevent trips and falls, making it easier to enjoy your time outside. With proper installation, deck lighting can make a deck safer by providing visibility while still creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    What are the differences between warm and cool deck lights?

    Warm deck lights emit a yellow or orange glow, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. These lights are ideal for relaxed settings and can make your deck feel like an extension of your living room. The color temperature for these lights is usually around 3000k.

    Cool deck lights produce a blue or white light and often appear brighter than warm deck lights. These lights are great for activities that require good visibility and can make your outdoor space feel more open and airy. The color temperature for these lights is usually 5000k or higher.

    How to Light and Outdoor Deck: Common FAQs

    How do I wire outdoor lights?

    When wiring outdoor deck lighting, it's important to read the instructions on how to wire your lighting system. If you're working with a low voltage system, start by connecting the transformer to the power source. Then connect the fixtures to the transformer using the appropriate wire harness.

    What size transformer do I need for my deck lights?

    When installing outdoor lighting, determining the size of transformer needed is an important step. To find the right transformer size, you will need to know the total power consumption of your lights.

    Find the total power consumption of your lighting by multiplying the power consumption by the total quantity of lights. After you know the total wattage, pick a transformer that exceeds your required amount of power.

    Can I install lights into my deck floor?

    Yes, you can install deck lights into your decking. This type of lighting, also known as recessed deck light, makes a great path light by lighting up stairs and borders. These compact deck lights are unobtrusive, allowing them to blend seamlessly with the rest of your outdoor space.

    Where can I install lighting on my deck?

    You can install lighting on your deck in a variety of ways depending on your desired effect. One of the most popular options for deck lighting is deck post caps. You can also incorporate recessed deck lighting and under rail lighting into your system.

    Types of Deck Lighting: Lighted Post Caps, Accent Lights and More

    Lighted Post Caps

    Lighted post caps replace your standard post cap. They are a great way to add a decorative touch to your deck and provide illumination at the same time. Post lights come in a variety of styles and sizes. Use lighted post caps to light up your deck and walkways.

    Post cap lights are typically offered in three styles: halo lights, downward lights and combo lights.

    Halo Lights feature a ring around the side of the light, projecting light outward. Downward lights look like traditional lighting and use lighting on the bottom of the cap to project light downwards. Combo lights look similar to halo lights, but also include downlighting.

    Under Rail Lighting

    Under rail lighting is especially useful when installing a drink rail. When paired with a drink rail, you can illuminate your deck without the need of post caps.

    Recessed Deck Lights

    Recessed deck lights are a great way to provide your outdoor space with soft ambient light. Recessed lighting provides enough illumination for evening entertaining while still maintaining a subtle and unobtrusive appearance.

    Flush Mount Riser Lights

    Flush mount riser lights are an ideal solution for illuminating your deck steps and staircases. They shine light downward at an angle to brighten the step below.