The Many Benefits of Step Lighting
Indoors or outdoors, lighting a stairway improves safety and adds an inviting glow to your space. Step lights can be used to enhance your landscape, to amplify your deck lighting when entertaining, for commercial exterior lighting, or simply to feel more secure knowing your staircase is brightly lit. There are two basic types of installation options when it comes to step lighting: recessed, where the gang box is concealed and the faceplate is flush against the stair, or surface mounted, where the light fixture sits on top of the surface.
More often than not, step lighting is referred to as a real form of safety lighting. This is due to the fact that step lighting’s primary function is to guide a person safely down steps while highlighting a safe path at the same time. If you can’t see where you’re walking at night, particularly on uneven or treacherous ground, this can lead to nasty falls and even potentially serious injuries. This is especially true for the elderly, who frequently find it difficult to see in the dark. It’s important for everyone, though. It illuminates the area in front of the steps, warning walkers about debris and landscape features, as well as alerting company to watch their step as they climb your porch steps.
Environmentally Friendly and Cost Effective
The options at your disposal are varied, as advances in lighting technology and styling have led to numerous choices for step lighting both for the interior and exterior of your home. Not only can you brighten patio and swimming pool steps, you can also create lighted paths in your front and back yards. Meanwhile, indoors, you can ensure house members are able to ascend and descend different levels of your home safely while also adding a stylish touch. Keep in mind that using LED lighting for your steps offers even more benefits, as these types of bulbs will reduce power consumption, helping to save both the environment and money on your power bill.
Beautiful Outdoor Lighting with Aqua Bright
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