How to Create an Outdoor Stair Lighting Design

How to Create a Stair Lighting Design

One of the most important decisions that homeowners and DIY deck builders should keep in mind for new deck builds or deck renovations is how to create an outdoor stair lighting design. For a heightened sense of safety and an expanded taste of outdoor style, LED stair lighting can take your family's home to the next level!

Determine your outdoor aesthetic and create the backyard atmosphere you've always wanted for your backyard oasis with a DIY outdoor stair lighting design.

Combining recessed stair lights and riser lights delivers a stunning stair lighting look

How to Create an Outdoor Stair Lighting Design

Plan out the perfect mix of post cap lights, deck rail lighting, recessed step lights, stair riser lights, and more to illuminate your outdoor living space and brighten up your block!

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Simple and delicate, recessed deck stair lights can brighten up your outdoor deck stair area

Recessed Deck Lights

Creatively add delicate lighting to stair risers, gardens, handrails and more to emphasize your favorite areas of your outdoor space with recessed deck stair lights. Able to be installed in virtually any material from composite decking and natural wood, to embedding them into concrete paths or steps; outdoor recessed deck lights will install virtually flush with the material surface for a clean look.

These subtle lights mount flush into your deck boards to highlight the size of your space and accent the architectural features you love about your deck, porch, and patio.

Choose from customer-favorites such as the Dekor Recessed LED Stair Lights, Trex Recessed LED Stair Lights, or the Flush Angled LED Riser Light from LMT Mercer.

Installing under tread strip lights can brighten up your entire outdoor living space

Under Tread Deck Lights

Provide illumination under your stair tread to help guide the way after dark, as well as accentuate the features of your deck that might go unnoticed, with under stair tread deck lighting. Typically installed as LED strip lights, under step lights can be attached at the deck lips for straightforward walking.

Deck tread lighting creates a bright, dramatic curtain of downlight from underneath steps, gazebos, and pavilions to provides an increased sense of safety for family, friends, and guests.

Browse the most popular exterior stair lighting styles such as the Odyssey LED Strip Light from Aurora Deck Lighting, the Flex Deck LED Rope Light from Dekor, or the Under Rail LED Strip Light by LMT Mercer.

Add deck stair rail lighting to your outdoor deck space for a touch of decorative detail and design

Stair Rail Lights

Mount deck rail lights on or under your stair rails to provide a superb glow and light the way for family and friends as the ascend and descend the exterior stairs. Outdoor stair rail lights cast a warm glow that lets you and your guests enjoy long evenings outdoors - and provide a soft protective light on steps and surroundings.

Perfect for lighting under deck railings and stair treads, or highlighting nooks and crannies along patio; stair rail lighting offers extraordinary brightness from a concealed light fixture.

Shop the highly popular Under Rail LED Light from LMT Mercer, Fortress Accents Universal LED Light, or the Endurance LED Rail Light by Highpoint Deck Lighting.

Installing decorative riser lights on your stair riser boards can create a one-of-a-kind look for your outdoor living space

Stair Riser Lights

Offered in an extensive range of styles, aesthetics, and finishes, stair riser lights are unique in the fact that they are meant to be showcased in your outdoor living space rather than concealed.

From the rustic features of the Moab Riser Light and Lake Powell Riser Light from Highpoint Deck Lighting to the modern metal material of Golden Gate LED Riser Light by Highpoint Deck Lighting or the Louvered Face Riser Light by Kichler; no deck lighting atmosphere is out of reach with stair riser lights.

Highlight your outdoor living space and keep your walkway safe with post cap lights installled along your stair deck railing

Post Cap Lights

Delivering endless detail and post protection throughout the day while also providing guidance and consistent brightness throughout the evenings, LED post lights are a straightforward option for outdoor lighting designs.

Deck post cap lights are available in either low-voltage post lighting or solar deck post lighting to perfectly complete your deck lighting design exactly as your space requires.

Browse the popular post light designs of the low-voltage Triton LED Post Cap and the Sirius Post Cap Light from Aurora Deck Lighting, or the solar-powered Dekor Savvy Solar Light and Cape May Solar Post Light from LMT Mercer.

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