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Why Do I Need Chapin Deck Lighting and How Does it Work?

Today we have a question for Chapin, SC, homeowners: Did deck lighting come installed with your deck, or did you have to arrange that installation separately? What? You haven’t had deck lighting added to your outdoor living space yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Those long, lazy summer nights on the deck won’t last forever. But don’t call just any deck lighting company in Chapin SC. Give us a call, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, so we can schedule a time to come out and take care of that for you. Soon.

Deck Lighting

2 Reasons Chapin SC Homes Need Deck Lighting

It’s no fun to fall from a deck. Just ask someone who has tried it. Sometimes you fall down the stairs, onto the ground or into shrubs. None of these outcomes is pleasant.

As you might have guessed, one reason for deck lighting is deck safety. Navigating deck stairs can be tricky without sufficient lighting. Even the dog will hesitate to bound down the deck stairs in the dark.

Deck lighting for safety does not require a lot of lights, and they don’t need to be very big. For example, we have some pretty small lights we can attach to the deck stair risers that will shine some light on each step or every other step. We don’t want to make it look like an airport runway. We just want to help you and your guests travel up and down the steps safely.

The second reason you need deck lighting is for that all-important ambiance. What mood are you trying to set on your deck? Sometimes you want to relax and the mood is mellow. Sometimes you’re energetic, entertaining friends with a good cookout and some adult beverages on the deck. The mood is festive. Can you have both at the same time? There is a way we can set that up for you if we install festive string lighting on a different switch from the mellow, relaxing lighting. You can turn them both on, or one, or the other. You choose. It’s your deck! How about this: we can also put the lights on a dimmer so you can dial down that ambiance. We will work with you to design the perfect deck lighting for you.

Deck Lighting

In these photos you can see several different examples of professionally designed and installed deck lighting. All of these lights are pretty tiny, and they are angled to shine directly down onto the deck itself rather than into someone’s eyes.

  • Lights tucked under the deck railing
  • Lights near the top of each post at the head of the deck stairs
  • Lights about half-way down several railing posts—but not all of them, because a little deck lighting can go a long way
  • Lights on the post at the end of a stretch of railing

When Landscape Lighting is Deck Lighting

If you have landscaping around your deck, or trees nearby, it’s likely we can use a little landscape lighting to create some magic around your deck, too. It depends on how high your deck is and how effective lights in the bushes or trees around it would be. Every project we design is custom-made just for one home. Your lighting design will be unique depending on the elements that make up your outdoor living space: deck style, size and layout as well as specific landscaping features nearby. If you have taller trees near the deck, we may be able to use one of our most popular techniques: moonlighting. For that we install lights high up in a tree to shine down on the scene below. The effect is that of a full moon every night, regardless of cloud cover.

When is the Best Time to Call Your Deck Lighting Company in Chapin SC?

The best time to call us is now, and we are your deck lighting company in Chapin SC. Once you have deck lighting installed and your friends and family come over to admire it, we will become their deck lighting company, too. Don’t forget to recommend us!

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the most trusted, experienced deck lighting company in Chapin SC, call us today at (803) 274-6115 or email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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