simple changes to brighten your deck

Simple Changes to Brighten Your Deck

simple changes to brighten your deckUpdated April 4, 2017

You don’t have to spend a fortune or hire an electrician to make a dramatic difference in your outdoor lighting. If your deck needs an upgrade without breaking the bank, consider these budget-friendly ways to shine some light on your outdoor living area. 

Rail Lighting

Available in both solar or battery-powered options, these virtually maintenance-free LED lights are an easy and affordable way to add an attractive style to your deck. Look for photocell technology, which automatically turns the light on at dusk and off at dawn, extending the life of the batteries and giving you even more bang for your buck.

LED deck lights
These LED deck lights have batteries that last up to a year and are an affordable way to illuminate your outdoor space.

Rope Lighting

Rope lighting is a versatile product to use in tons of inventive ways. Loop it around a deck rail, wrap it around your patio umbrella, or twirl it around a large planter for a cool effect. Flexible connectors give you the freedom to get creative with design and placement.

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Step Lighting

By illuminating the steps you’re not only creating a soft ambiance, but keeping your family and guests safer at night. We love the popular LED Battery Operated Step Light because it has just about thought of it all. In addition to the dusk-to-dawn auto on/off feature, it is motion-sensor activated and will remain in a low-glow mode until motion is detected.

led step light
Loaded with useful features, the LED Battery Operated Step Light requires no wiring which makes for a super-easy installation.

Grill Lighting

It’s not always possible to position your grill under a powerful floodlight, but that doesn’t mean you should have to barbecue in the dark. Attach a battery-operated grill light and keep your cook-out going late into the evening.

grill lights
These grill lights run on batteries and attach to your grill, directing light right where you need it.

Creating a safe, bright and attractive deck shouldn’t be overwhelming. With just a few products, you are on your way to establishing one cool deck with minimal time and expense!

Ready to get started? We thought you might be, so we gathered some of our favorite outdoor lighting resources:

5 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Step Lights
How to Use Outdoor Rope Lights
10 Quick Tips for DIY Outdoor Lighting
How Well do Solar Deck Lights Work?
How to Create an Outdoor Living Space
Don’t forget to check out our Outdoor Lighting Pinterest board for inspiring product & design ideas!


Renee Carlson

Renee specializes in digital marketing & content development for Pegasus Lighting. When she's not blogging about all-things-light, you’ll find her nestled in the ‘burbs of Raleigh with her husband & three active boys, getting lost in her Kindle, tackling a long list of home improvement projects, or cheering on the Carolina Panthers.