Deck Lighting: Awesome Ideas and Hiring An Electrician

At our new shop location, KB Electric LLC is getting a new deck installed today (yay!). While I was watching the men hard at work, I envisioned so many lighting options that would look awesome with it when it’s all complete. So, here I am, blogging about those awesome deck lighting ideas that we may incorporate with ours, so that you can incorporate them as well with your new or existing deck. Let’s begin!


Why Should I Add Deck Lighting?

First of all, let’s explain why deck lighting is crucial and amazing for any and all decks. 


  • See where you are going at night, and what you are doing at night….duh


  • Creates a space to hang out with family and friends when the sun goes down (this goes a little with the first point too)


  • Added security for your property (when your deck is lit up with the rest of your outdoor lighting around your home, it can deter break-ins/vandalism etc.)


  • Aesthetic appeal (it looks cool)


Deck Lighting Ideas

There are so many different styles and types of fixtures for your deck lights. We won’t go into too much detail with that because it’s a matter of personal preference; however, we will show you an example or two in the deck lighting ideas below.


  • Deck Stair Lights

deck lighting - stairs

Hinkley Lighting 7.75 in. 3.8-Watt LED Bronze Step and Stair Deck Light – Home Depot


deck lighting - stairs

Hinkley Lighting 3.8-Watt Bronze Integrated LED 2700K Ultra Warm Luna Step Light – Home Depot


  • Festoon Lights (String Lights)


deck lighting - festoon lighting

Home Decorators Collection 12-Light 24 ft. Integrated LED String Light with Color Changing Bulbs – Home Depot



  • Recessed/In-Floor Deck Lights

deck lighting - recessed in-floor

LED Deck Lights Kit 12V Low Voltage Waterproof IP67 Warm White Recessed Deck Lighting In Ground Light for Stair Step Garden Patio Yard Wood Floor Outdoor Landscape Lights Fixtures – Amazon




  • Post Cap Lights

deck lighting - cap lights

Tree DeckLighting 4 in. x 4 in. Black LED Pyramid Post Sleeve Cap Light – Home Depot


  • Deck Rail Lights



deck lighting - rail lights

Hampton Bay Black Integrated LED Deck Light – Home Depot


deck lighting - rail lights

Home Decorators Collection 6-Watt Brass Outdoor Integrated LED 2700K White Warm Landscape Deck Light – Home Depot


Why To Hire a Licensed Electrician

First and foremost, there are many solar lights and wireless lights that can be installed by yourself for decks. We don’t usually recommend these because over a short amount of time, we’ve seen them stop working. If you really want a great lit up deck with quality lighting, we highly recommend getting low voltage LED deck lighting installed by a professional.

Licensed electricians know how to wire everything, they have the field experience and NEC knowledge for safety and compliance, and electricians are licensed and insured….well, we are.

If you want your deck looking sleek, chic, and on point, hire KB Electric LLC for all of your deck lighting needs! (267) 467-3178