A beautifully planned out and executed deck lighting arrangement can be a wonder and an asset beyond compare. It is the ultimate translation and expression of your numerous ideas into a coherent material realization. Once completed it should be everything that you have imagined and more. However, starting and planning it all out can be daunting. But as long as you weigh your options carefully there shouldn’t be an issue. Considering the power options is just one of these and can be summarized as follows:
Choosing The Sun Or Your Socket
So which one do you go for to power your outdoor deck lighting ideas? Should you choose the old reliable option and go for low voltage deck lighting, or choose a cheaper and more environmentally friendly solar powered lighting plan?
It really comes down to budget and comfort zone. If you have a larger budget and can afford to spend money on the necessary wiring, transformers and contractors to get the job done then go for low voltage options. If you are comfortable in your own skill to do it yourself, then the same applies
But if you would rather not have all that hassle of installing low voltage deck lighting and prefer something than is cheaper to run and greener, then solar deck lights should be your choice. Of course where solar lights also triumph is when it is not a new build project. Not having to try and find and fit in all the wiring on an existing deck installation is a real plus point.
LED Lifetime Bulbs Or The World Weary Traditional Approach?
Tied to your power choice is that of bulbs. It is difficult to find a rally solid coherent argument these days for still buying and using incandescent bulbs. The LED is tougher, lasts longer, uses less power, however provided and is safer all round.
This doesn’t mean you have to dismiss it. But you really do need to be able to justify it to yourself before you commit. There is no disadvantage in picking LED deck lights when you are buying as they are as available in as many designs, if not more as the traditional fittings. If you have children or pets, then it becomes even harder as the safety aspects of no heat and no glass makes the LED a clear winner.
The options of power and light are only two of the many decisions you will have to make, but key all the same. If you are clear over these, they everything flows so much smoother. You can pick your styling’s and designs using these decision and you deck lighting budget will crystallize nicely.
So get on that train and knuckle down to some hard but critical decisions over your deck lighting design. Do it today and move on comfortable with your choices. Be sure in yourself and your ability and don’t look back. It is important to keep those design plans moving forward so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor sooner rather than later.