If you are looking for a new way to add updates to your home consider upgrading the lighting. Updating your home lighting can really change the look of your home and if you have already upgraded certain areas of your home using the right lights can really enhance their look at night. Plus it can offer greater functionality and safety. Good use of stairway lighting is one specific way to add a distinct look and increased safety either indoors or outdoors.
Indoor Stair Lighting
Indoor stairway lighting is often used on prominent staircases that lead from the main floor to a second floor of a home. Not only does this type of light illuminate the stairway, it also creates a showcase for your stairs and provides additional accent light to that area of the home. In cases where other lights in the area are turned off, the step lights provide a cozy glow that allow you to easy move from one floor to another safely.
In most cases low voltage or LED lights are used for this purpose. Using these types will help keep your electric bill low as they don’t require much power. They are often easier to install as well. Some don’t even require an electrician, but if you don’t feel equipped to do the installation yourself always hire a professional.
Outdoor Stair Lighting
Step lights are increasingly used for outdoor areas, especially as more people are upgrading their yards with outdoor kitchens and outdoor rooms. They can create a beautiful accent light while also providing safety with increased visibility after the sun sets.
They are typically used on the stairways leading up to the deck, but they can also be used on stairs leading up to the entryway. Low voltage, LED or solar lights are commonly used for this type of outdoor lighting. Be sure to choose units that were made for outdoor use as they are specifically made to withstand the outdoor elements.
Besides energy-efficiency think about other features that are important to you. Some kits come with color changing lights, while others have a motion sensor.
Whether you are choosing them for the interior or exterior of your home think about how they will blend with the existing or future design plans. Using stairway lighting offers a great way to improve the look and safety of your home when right.