Is Built-In Deck Lighting Worth It?

Is Built-In Deck Lighting Worth It?

There are string lights and there are built-in lights. Is built-in deck lighting worth it?

A backyard deck is more than just a way from your back door to your yard; it is also a place to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family. It can be an entertainment center or a solitary retreat. Either way, you shouldn’t have to call it quits when it gets dark outside. Lighting is the final touch that makes a deck usable in the evening. When searching for deck lights, you have probably come across two options: temporary lights or built-in lights. Why is built-in deck lighting worth it? 

Benefits of Built-In Deck Lighting

Take Up No Extra Space

Unlike outdoor string lighting, built-in deck lighting takes up virtually no extra space, as they are recessed into the deck. You can find them within the deck stairs, the deck railing posts, or the deck platform. Built-in lighting is seamless with your deck.


Deck lights come in multiple styles, from modern to traditional, so you can style your deck lighting to look fabulous. Built-in deck lighting also has a luxurious quality to it that outdoor string lights do not, giving a feeling of stability and high quality.

Minimal Energy Use & Long Life

You will likely find this lighting type in LEDs, which are by far the most efficient lighting type on the market. LED lights use very little electricity compared to incandescent or halogen lights and have a very long lifespan. You will be happy with how efficient your built-in lights can be!

Improve Stair Safety

Built-in lights are the better option for creating deck stair safety at night. String lights can wrap around the railings, but they cannot light up the steps themselves. Deck builders like Freedom Fence & Deck can install lighting within each stair riser or the stringer to light up each step and avoid potential obstacles.

Deter Crime & Enjoy Time

You can connect your outdoor lighting to a timer so that it turns on in the evening and off in the morning automatically. Outdoor lighting around your home helps to deter crime. On the flipside, it also allows you to enjoy your time and spend it outdoors on your deck.

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