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Deck Lighting Tips
  • If you have a deck around your home, you know
    that if you want to use it at night, you will
    need to install deck lights around it. These
    lights will add safety and beauty to the exterior
    of your home, and they will lengthen the amount
    of time you will be able to be outside on your
    deck. No longer will you have to go inside once
    it gets dark, but your barbecues and pool parties
    can continue on long into the warm summer nights.

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  • Once you are aware that you need deck lights,
    their selection and installation can seem
    daunting. If you have some experience in
    electrical wiring, though, you can put your own
    low voltage lights around your deck. Should you
    have any questions about how to choose or install
    your lighting, then talk to an expert
    electrician. He can help to walk you through the
    steps necessary for selecting and installing your
    light fixtures to brighten up your deck at night.

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  • If you intend to put your own deck lights in by
    yourself, then you will need to install low
    voltage lights. There are many advantages low
    voltage fixtures have over those with high
    voltage. Low voltage uses less electricity. This
    will save you money on your monthly electric
    bills. The difference in bill costs between high
    and low voltage lighting fixtures is especially
    evident if you leave your lights on all night
    long, as most residents do with their exterior
    lighting. Another benefit is that the lower
    amount of electricity required means that these
    lights are safer for the layperson to install. If
    you were to decide to put high voltage lights in
    around your deck, then you would have to hire a
    professional contractor to do the labor.

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  • This is because high voltage shocks can kill. The
    12 volts commonly used by low voltage deck lights
    while giving you a jolt will not cause permanent
    damage for an otherwise healthy person. This
    means that with the right tools and lighting
    supplies, coupled with a little knowledge, you
    can have a new set of lighting around your deck
    in a single weekend.

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  • There are many lighting options you could use
    around your deck. If you would really like to add
    a flair to the deck lights you have installed,
    then you might want to think about an outdoor
    rock speaker. These will allow you to have music
    seamlessly integrated into the atmosphere of your
    yard. No one will believe that the music is
    coming from a rock. These are perfect for parties
    when you might not want to have a stereo out on a
    table where it could be knocked over or damaged.

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  • Choosing and installing these lights is not
    difficult to do if you have a basic knowledge of
    electricity, but if you need assistance in
    finding the best deck lights for your outdoor
    project, it would be best to ask an expert who
    will help to guide you through the steps for the
    selection and installation of these dramatic
    lights.
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