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Four Deck Lighting Ideas to Consider

Is there anything better than coming home after a long day at work or while having a relaxing day at home than to sit out on your deck? The setting might be the best while the sun is out, but what about when the moon’s out? You might find the need for outdoor landscape lighting. With the help from Landscape Lighting Pro, we can help. 

Attaching Lights to Trees

Attaching outdoor lights to trees can create an effect for any time of year. While not only casting unique light to parts of your yard, a popular way to illuminate your deck area is by attaching lights to trees to light up the deck.    

For this to work optimally, of course, you will need to have a tree close to your deck. It's a great lighting option if your setting allows and opens up the options of focusing on your deck surround and garden areas to create a beautiful ambiance.  attaching-lights-to-trees-slc-utah

Deck Stair Lights

Lighting up your deck stairs can be a simple solution to both illuminate your stairs and provide subtle lighting to your deck during the night. This is a practical way to light the walkway, so you don’t trip in the dark. 

It’s recommended to consult an expert before adding deck stair lights as there may be building code requirements one must meet when adding these to your deck. deck-stair-lights-slc-utah

String Lights also known as Bistro lights 

Adding string lights to any decking is a great way to add function and beauty. They can provide soft lighting that can help highlight your deck in the most beautiful way. Hanging string lights around your deck is a great way to add light while enhancing the ambiance of your deck. string-lights-known-as-bistros-slc-utah

Deck Post Lights 

Lastly, we’ll touch a bit on post lights. Deck post lights are installed on the posts. These light fixtures are great to have because they will help you see when you are either going up or down the steps and can be used in combination with the other lighting techniques already discussed to create that perfect balance of light and accent for your deck and surrounding outdoor landscape.deck-post-lights-slc-utah

Are you looking for a professional lighting design? 

If you are looking for a professional to help with your landscape lighting installation, request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home even at night. 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 


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