Step lights (also known as stair lights) are outdoor lighting fixtures that provide illumination, safety and security for climbing steps and other uneven surfaces at night.
Tips on step lights:
If you have a very narrow stairway then a single light in the centre of each riser may be sufficient.
If the step has a wide expanse, for example the step on a decking. then you will need a number of lights along the step to properly light it.
Be particularly careful with lighting long, low steps as these are easily tripped over at night.
For a dramatic and simple effect, consider putting the step lights alongside the step instead of on it. This might be a lot cheaper as well, particularly if your step is already installed.
Use the shadows that step lights cast to your advantage - these will be beautiful at night and enhance your home.
Types of step lights:
Eyelid step lights: these protrude out of the step slightly, and have an eyelid shape covering over the light.
Recessed step lights: these are built into the step, so it looks like the light is coming directly up.
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