How to install deck lighting using low voltage lighted post caps traditional deck
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Decks How To Install Deck Lighting

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For best results on your project, we recommend reading through the topics in order.

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Deck Lighting Planning Making A Lighting Plan Choosing The Correct Transformer Wiring & Layout

Use a weatherproof wire nut to connect the low voltage wires to the correct polarity. Screw the post cap light to the side of the post with 2 screws.

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Strip the wire ends back 3/4″ with a wire stripper for connections. Align the wire polarity. The negative side is always marked with white lettering or identifying markings. The positive side is smooth black.

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Drill a 5″ deep hole in the center of the top surface of the rail post using a 1-1/2″ diameter forstner bit.

Run the low voltage wire down the side of the end rail post.

Deck Lighting Installation Tools List Post Cap Light Installation Rail Light Installation Step Light Installation

Deck lighting is a great way to make your deck more attractive and useful.  Follow our step by step instructions to learn how to install low voltage lights.  Deck lighting is a great project because low voltage lighting doesn’t usually require hiring an electrician.  Installing deck lighting is similar to installing landscape lights.  You can choose from a variety of light posts, rail lights, and stair riser lights.  Most deck lighting systems are powered by a 12-volt transformer that is plugged into an ordinary wall outlet. Solar lights are available that are self-powered and don’t even require wiring or transformers.  Always read the manufacturer’s installation instructions and contact your local building department before starting the project. 

Cut a 3/8″ x 3/8″ channel down the center of the top surface of the top rail using a table saw.

Contact one of our knowledgeable specialists to help guide you through your deck project.

DecksDirect.com created this Lighting Guide to empower you with the basics of lighting options, deck light planning and deck light installation. From post cap lights to rail and step lighting, today’s low voltage and solar lighting options make it easy for homeowners to select and install their own embellishments, furthering the satisfaction and enjoyment you get from your deck.

After making your 2 outside cuts for the channel, move the fence closer to the blade to remove the center material.

Drill a hole through the deck floor and run your low voltage wires to the transformer.

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Place the drill bit in the top rail channel and drill a 3/8″ hole in the side of the 4×4 rail post to the center hole.

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Pull your low voltage wires through the center hole and leave 6″ of excess wire above the post.

Connect the low voltage wire at the end post to the transformer near an electrical outlet.

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