Trex Deck Lighting
Spending quality time on your deck as you bask in the beauty of your outdoor space is amazing. But wait until the sun goes down… you have to retreat back to the house.
Here is a solution for you… installing a lighting system on your Trex decking!
If you yearn to spend more time on your deck even when the sun goes down, fitting your deck with some beautiful light is the way to go. In addition to providing light when it is dark, the lights will make your deck beautiful.
Before you contact your handyman for the installation, you’ll need to know the type of lighting you want for your deck. You can choose bright light, warm or even cool lighting. As long as it serves the purpose for which you are installing it, go for it.
It is also important to consider your safety and that of the people who will be using the Trex decking. Remember that the rains will come at some point and you need to safeguard the lighting against water. You should also ensure that the transformer has the ability to handle the wattage based on the number of lights you’ll install.
Here are some of the best Trex decking lighting ideas that will add functionality and elegance to your deck:
If your Trex deck has a roof, you can install some hanging lights over your deck. Ensure that the lights will complement your deck’s design and also add a touch of class. For instance, you can go for a hurricane or even a lantern.
Recessed Trex deck lights
If you love lights that illuminate upwards, these will be the perfect fit for your deck. the handyman will install the lights in different places on your deck floor such that they are in line with the deck floor.
You can ask the handyman to install the deck lights either among the deck boards, on the deck pavers, or under the sitting area. There are various recessed deck light designs and materials and you’ll settle for the one that will be perfect for your deck.
Do not worry about the safety of your deck lights as the material used in making them cannot break easily.
Accent deck lighting
The lighting, in this case, will face downwards and will be perfect if you want to highlight your outdoor features. It is also possible to install accent lights in a way that it will add aesthetic appeal to the deck especially if you use the colored lights.
The handyman will install these lights on the deck railings or on several posts. With these lights, your outdoor will not only be safe but the ambiance will greatly improve.
Stair deck lighting
Nothing feels good like being able to view the staircase well at night. Stair deck lighting is installed on the vertical risers of the deck’s staircase. They will ensure that anyone coming to the deck at night will not miss his step.
There are different shapes and designs of stair deck lighting and you’ll choose the one that will complement the deck’s design.
Post deck lighting
If you chose post deck lighting for your deck, the handyman will install them on the rails or posts surrounding the deck. These types of lights are bigger in size compared to other deck lights as they will illuminate an extensive area.
If you want to make the entrance to your deck more elaborate, you’ll use post deck lighting. in addition to lighting the deck, they will also illuminate the surrounding areas making your home more secure.
How to reduce the cost of deck lighting
Solar deck lighting
Installing deck lighting will most likely increase your monthly energy bills especially if you will use electricity. This will have a negative impact on your budget as you have to allocate more resources to foot the energy bills.
If you want to avoid incurring such costs, you can install solar deck lights. The handyman will install solar panels that you’ll use to charge the battery that will supply light to the deck.
When the battery is fully charged, it will supply light for about 12 hours this means you can party all night long without the fear that the lights will go off. The greatest benefit of solar lighting is the low maintenance cost and the ease of installation.
Low voltage deck lighting
There are bulbs that use 10 watts which will be a perfect fit if you want to save energy. If your deck is surrounded by plants that inhibit the sun from reaching the deck these bulbs will be a great choice. you will be able to keep them burning for longer without the fear that the cost of energy will be too much.
You can ask the handyman to install these deck lightings along the walkways or ground them in the deck. It is also possible to mount the lights on the deck walls, sidings or rails.
Deck lighting cost
The amount you will pay for your Trex deck lighting will vary from one contractor to the other. You can ask for quotations from different contractors to ensure that you will not get overcharged.
To ensure that you pay less for your deck, choose an appropriate time. For instance, at the beginning of winter, most contractors are not committed and will avail themselves when an opportunity arises. The installation cost at this time is lower which means you’ll spend less for your deck lighting.
You should spare some additional funds in addition to what the handyman has quoted for your lighting installation. This amount will cater for any addition you may require when the work is ongoing.
Your Trex decking will look fabulous with the proper lighting in place. Whether it is in the backyard or in the front yard, you will be able to enjoy as much time as you want on the deck. You will no longer cut short the fun simply because the sun has gone down and every other part is dark.
Call your Trex decking contractor today and make arrangements to install your Trex deck lighting.
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