You’ve bought your stair lighting package. Now where on earth do you install your lighting?
When it comes to lighting your deck staircase, proper installation is a must. Creating shadows or blinding light can lead to safety hazards. After all, tripping isn’t a good look for anyone, no matter how well you bounce back. Make sure to add extra lighting if your stairs are built with darker looking deck materials.
Recessed fixtures are the best solution to steer clear of stair accidents. You will want covered or louvered fixtures that direct light down so they don’t distract people walking up the stairs.
You also don’t want your light to overlap, which means you need to avoid placing fixtures on sporadic sides of a staircase.
Height placement of your fixture allows for wider illumination. Be sure to center your light fixtures over the riser, rather than the tread, so it will illuminate multiple steps and not just one.
If you follow these few guidelines, your deck will be well lit and safe! Check out the available deck lighting options today.