6 LED Deck Lighting Systems

Dabmar. The LV-LED321 is an in-ground drive-over well light made for decks, driveways, and walkways, says the firm. The cover is stainless steel and the in-ground portion is cast aluminum with a PVC sleeve. It can be specified with 14 types of LED lamps protected by a heat-resistant lens. The pre-wired fixtures are ETL approved for safety, according to the manufacturer. The company also offers a surface-mount model for steps, posts, and rails that holds a bulb with a 50,000-hour life. 805.604.9090. www.dabmar.com.

Kichler. Linear fixtures with a low heat output, Design Pro LED deck, step, and bench accent light fixtures have a thin 2/3-inch profile and install with two screws in almost any surface, says the company. The fixtures use 75% less energy than incandescents and give off a warm white color. The fixtures come in aluminum, copper, and brass finishes and in three sizes: 6.9 inches, 12.9 inches, and 18.9 inches. 866.558.5706. www.kichler.com.

StairLighting System. Using low-voltage DC power, DeckLighting Systems connect easily with a plug-and-play wiring harness. The system comes in three kits: Decklighting, Postlighting, and Outdoor Stairlighting packages, which include LED fixtures, wiring harnesses, and fasteners. The LED bulbs are 80% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and last for up to 100,000 hours, claims the firm, which backs the lights with a lifetime warranty. Fixtures are available in white, black, and antique bronze finishes. 888.305.4232. www.decklightingsystems.com.

TimberTech. The low-voltage DeckLites system brightens decks with three light fixture models adding both safety and subtle illumination to backyard hangouts. The post cap fits any TimberTech RadianceRail or Ornamental Rail post caps; the accent lights, which install on posts or between balusters, provide a downlight effect; and the riser lights add safety to steps and elevation changes. Riser and accent lights come in architectural bronze, and the accent lights are also available in white. The company also offers a 150- and 300-watt transformer. 800.307.7780. www.timbertech.com.

Trex. Dimmable LED post cap, rail, riser, and recessed fixtures in the Trex Deck Lighting system are designed to install in new or existing decks using just a 1-inch Forstner bit. The system is compatible with all Trex post sleeves and many other brands of railing. The low-voltage LED lamps use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 40,000 hours. 800.289.8739. www.trex.com.

Universal Forest Products. No need for wiring or electricity with Deckorators Designer Metal Solar Post Cap Lights, which capture and store the sun’s energy in solar cells. Made from copper-plated stainless steel, the designer series comes in two styles, Dynasty and Pentwater (shown). The maker also offers an LED recessed light kit that includes eight compact frosted lens lights, a transformer, a 16.4-foot extension wire, a photo sensor, a drill bit, and installation hardware. 800.332.5724. www.deckorators.com.

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