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Who Needs Deck Lighting in Raleigh, NC?

The obvious answer to that question: Everyone with a deck in Raleigh, NC, needs deck lighting!

There are two or three reasons why all deck owners in Raleigh need deck lighting, but the most pressing reason is safety. Dark deck stairs are not safe for anyone. If you use candles on your deck after dark, enjoying the romantic ambiance, the flickering candlelight may not see you down the deck stairs safely. If you have a flashlight, what happens if you drop it? We could suggest more “what if” scenarios, but they all lead to the same point: Decks need lighting for safety.

Deck with specialty lighting

Reason Number 2 for deck lighting: You’ll enjoy spending so much more time outdoors if you add deck lighting. You and your family will probably double the amount of time you spend on the deck when you’re not driven indoors by darkness. Long, lazy summer evenings on the deck … that’s what summer is for! Get your money’s worth out of that deck of yours by extending the amount of time you can use it each night.

Finally, do you enjoy entertaining outdoors? Wouldn’t it be nice to plan a party that doesn’t have to start so early? With deck lighting, you won’t have to plan parties that end at dusk. And if you’ve tried moving a party indoors after sunset, you know that’s just as likely to break up the party instead.

Types of Raleigh Deck Lighting

For safety, we recommend LED lights on stair risers, a few more lights discreetly placed under railings around the deck perimeter and one down-light on each post at the top of the stairs. As a homeowner, you don’t want to be responsible for a guest fumbling in darkness and falling down the stairs. As a parent, you would be irresponsible if you let children play on the deck in the dark. There really is no reason to disregard safety concerns outdoors at night.

For enjoyment, we recommend party lights! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can install wonderful strings of party lights to dial up the festive atmosphere outdoors. We have high-quality, professional-grade LED string lights, also called bistro lights or café lights, that will make every night feel like a celebration. These lights stand up to rough weather, even heavy storms and wind.

Deck with specialty lighting

Landscape lighting is another way to illuminate your deck—just enough, not too much. If you’re interested in landscape lighting for your property, we can custom-design a lighting plan for you to include a deck component. All of our lighting plans are custom-designed by lighting professionals with extensive training and experience. Your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives designer knows how to use just the right fixtures in just the right places for the best effects.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted deck lighting company in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding areas, call us today at (919) 769-6651 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you soon!