Deck Design, Post Cap Lighting, St. Louis Mo

Deck Design with Built-in Post Cap Lighting, St. Louis Mo

Daylight Savings Time has come to an end and we’ve all turned back the clock.

But early evening darkness doesn’t mean that you need to abandon your outdoor space throughout autumn, winter and early spring.

With an attractive and economical deck lighting system, you can get the most out of your deck, even as the days grow shorter, increasing your deck’s usability and its safety.

And there are an abundance of practical deck lighting options that offer plenty of style too!

Deck Design. Deck Post Lighting, St. Louis Mo

Deck Design with Deck Post Lighting, St. Louis Mo

Deck Post Lighting:

Deck post lights are installed on the railing posts of your deck and allow you to safely use your deck once the sun goes down.

A variety of colors and finishes are available to either match or complement your deck and rails.

Post lighting is often thought of as an ‘accent light’ that angles downward.

Deck Cap Lighting:

Cap lighting is similar to post lighting because these lights are also located on the deck railing.

St. Louis Deck Design, Post Cap Lighting

Lantern Post Cap Lighting, St. Louis Mo

More specifically however, they are located on the very top portion of the deck railing… on the ‘cap’.

The two primary types of cap lighting are: subtle lighting which is incorporated into the cap or decorative, ‘lantern-style’ lighting  that sits on top of the cap.

Either style is effective for function and safety, so the choice is really a matter of personal preference.

Deck Design, Step Riser Lighting, St. Louis Mo

Deck Design with Step Riser Lighting, St. Louis Mo

Deck Step and Stair Lighting:

Lighting for deck steps is an important safety feature to avoid stumbles and falls.

And for this reason, a deck contractor will usually recommend including step riser lights for every deck stairway since installation is simplest during initial construction.

The lights are then installed directly into the step riser, illuminating the actual step.

And like post and cap lighting, riser lights come in a variety of styles.

For questions about adding lights for a custom deck design, or any other outdoor structure by Archadeck – please consider our company – Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri.

Be sure to browse our website, to see pictures of our completed projects for homeowners in and around St. Louis, Mo.  Or better yet, give us a call – 636.227.0800.