Introducing DIY July - our month-long look at the easiest deck projects that anyone can install.
Light Your Deck In Minutes With Solar Post Caps
Here's how to install solar-powered post cap lights on your deck railing posts:
- Step 1: Set the post cap on your post.
(I mean, you may have to fasten it with a screw or a thin line of silicone adhesive, depending on the post cap. But that's it. No wiring required, no installing bulbs, no measuring, cutting or assembling.)
The solar panel will immediately start charging and at nightfall, the built-in photocell will automatically turn on your post cap lights, giving you the luxurious late-night hangout spot you've always wanted.
So what are you waiting for? Lighting up your deck can take just minutes. Probably less time than you're spending right now reading this article.
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How To Get The Right Post Cap Size
Check out our Post Cap Diagram below. Measure the width of your posts, including the post sleeve or cover if there is one. Choose a post cap with an opening size slightly larger than your posts or post sleeves.
For example, if your posts are a true 4x4 (4 inches by 4 inches), look for a post cap with an opening size between 4-1/16 and 4-1/8 inches.
Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide: the quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a showstopping cable rail setup.
The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new project, a deck update, or a style refresh, give our deck project planners a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced team will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for an awesome deck completely personalized to your needs!