Solar deck lights are an excellent way to highlight the style of your deck or patio at night. Well-placed solar patio lights and deck lights can create a very nice mood.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, deck solar lights make the use of walkways and steps safer during darkness. They can shed light along pathways, walkways and stairs where safety is an issue.
Solar deck lights, from post caps to recessed lights the choice is yours
Solar lights for decks come in different models and lighting colors. The most common ones are recessed deck lights and deck post lights.
Recessed solar deck lights are designed to be installed directly into the deck floor (flush mounted). Once fitted, recessed lights become part of your deck or patio floor and can be walked on, or even driven over when used as solar driveway lights or solar path lights. It is also a great way to shed light on stairs.
Recessed deck lights make perfect markers, subtly suggesting the way to go.
In addition to lighting, solar post lights also protect the top of your posts from water and moisture. Most solar post caps can fit 4×4, 5×5 or 6×6 Posts.
Indirect lighting is the way to go for decks and patios
As far as installation, the lights are solar-powered so there’s no difficult or expensive wiring needed to set up solar deck lights.
Installing recessed lights, however, involves more work than the usual solar yard lights that you just stick into the ground. As long as you plan it well and know how to use a drill and a screwdriver, it should not be a problem.
If you do not feel comfortable taking measurements and using tools, be sure to find a good carpenter who can help you setup your deck lighting system.
When positioning the lights, it’s important to remember to plan it so that the beams will not disturb you or your guests when standing or seated.
Once the solar post lights are installed, the solar cells begin to charge the rechargeable batteries. When night begins to falls, the LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) integrated to the solar deck lights switch-on, giving to your deck a new dimension.
At sunrise the solar lights switch-off and the batteries recharging cycle starts again
Solar rope lights are also an interesting option for decorating your deck and patio.