Installing a system of outdoor lights on your deck can be a great way that you can increase the look and even usefulness of your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t have the time or resources to fully install a professional lighting system. Luckily though, with the help of a few of these quick tips you can install some very useful light fixtures for very little time and money invested.
The first thing that you should find are lights that are easy to install. One type of light that is really easy to install and looks great to boot are solar lamp post lights. These lights are able to be placed right on top of the posts of railings that are already on your deck and a solar powered as well, which means that you won’t have to worry about running wires or installing low voltage transformers. You can provide great ambient lighting to your deck with these lights for just an afternoon invested surfing online and then snapping them into place.
Another way that you can save on your lights is by finding lights that can serve multiple purposes. A deck floor lamp does this particularly well. You can move it around at will and it works great for everything from a reading light to a general light for an area where people will be congregating. Try to find a solar powered lamp here as well because it allows you to have more flexibility with the light without having to worry about moving a cable around.
Whatever lights you choose to install though, make sure that you spend enough time planning where you want to place your lights before you go out and buy them. Sketch out your deck, find the places where you need lighting installed and then try to find some specific lights for these areas. Not only will it save you money on buying entire systems of lights, but it will save you on installation time as well.