As wonderful as enjoying Florida days are on your deck, there is something magical about spending time out there as the sun sets – long into the evening.
But those citronella candles you’ve been using just don’t do the job of providing enough light to fully enjoy the evening and your guests. Occasional flickers of flame leave a lot to be desired when compared to a fully illuminated deck, resplendent with warm glows of low voltage outdoor lighting.
WHAT TYPE OF LIGHTING SHOULD I ADD TO MY DECK?
That’s a great question as there is a multitude of options, depending on how your use your deck after dark. Does it lead to a dock, where you need to think about illuminating deck posts and stairs leading to the water’s edge?
Is there a lounging area on your deck where you enjoy reading after dark, where those teeny book lights just aren’t cutting it anymore?
And what about entertaining? It sure would be nice if your dinner guests could clearly see the faces of their dining companions to more fully enjoy where all that interesting conversation is coming from.
For outdoor grilling, isn’t it about time to finally put down that flashlight between your teeth so you can see the level of doneness on charred steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs? I should say so.
TYPES OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING FOR DECKS THAT MAY BE A PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE
Luckily for Clearwater and Tampa Bay residents, our deck lighting solutions and options are plentiful – as well as our design experience for outdoor living ambience and functionality.
Here are just a few ideas for your consideration that we have been successfully providing to clients for decades.
LIGHTING ON THE DECK
Copper BB-08 LED Deck Light: This understated yet powerful fixture casts the industry’s widest indirect wash of illumination from its perch upon deck posts and retaining walls. Our “half-moon” sconce delivers rich ambient light, and the beautiful copper finish weathers the elements with grace over time.
Brunswick Brass Outdoor Lighting Fixture: Our Brunswick cast brass hardscape light can mount under a deck’s horizontal cap or flush to a deck’s vertical surface. Our weatherproof LED lamps come in various intensities of warm white and decorative colors based on your preference.
LIGHTING INTEGRATED WITHIN THE DECK
Meridian Integrated LED Micro Deck Lights: Our cast aluminum fixtures come powder-coated in black, bronze or white. Easy to flush mount, they are IP65 weatherproof.
BB-02MK LED: An ideal choice to illuminate the colors, textures and shapes of flowers and greenery within deck planters. It is a perfect choice where space is limited with its slim design. Based on your need, it is available in custom lengths for placement in high grasses, too.
LIGHTING AROUND THE DECK
Bistro Lighting String: Our commercial-grade bistro string lights feature inline sockets for surface mounting in and around decks and adjacent outdoor living areas, like patios and over gardens.
Festive Suspended Light String: A dazzling way to light up the night, our vintage-style commercial-grade bistro light string with suspended sockets is the perfect illumination complement around decks and nearby areas.
HOW WILL ADDING DECK LIGHTING IMPROVE MY OUTDOOR LIVING ON A DAILY BASIS?
If you entertain often on your deck, our decorative festive lighting choices are a must-have. Their mere presence instantly adds a joyous atmosphere to any outdoor situation.
If you have a hot tub, outdoor deck lighting options are critically important for the functional use of the space as well as for safety. Navigating the hot tub circulating waters while enjoying the party can be difficult without being able to see sufficiently.
If you fancy yourself as being the next grill master, you absolutely need to be able to see how the grilling is progressing. Serious chefs never leave the temperature and level of doneness of grilled meats to chance.
And don’t forget the landscape areas surrounding your deck. Soft, ambient outdoor deck lighting surrounding your outdoor living structure is the crowning touch for discerning Clearwater and Tampa Bay homeowners.
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE BY LIGHTING THE NIGHT
Professional outdoor lighting changes the way you live, brings your family outdoors to gather and gives you the chance to enjoy your backyard long after the sun has set. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay create a backyard destination worthy of enjoyment all year long! Click here for your free, no obligation design consultation.
Robert van der Putten, owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay.