How To Add Solar Lights To Your Existing Deck

You have completed the deck, porch or patio project. Let’s add some Solar Lights to your deck Lights to illuminate your space at night.

There are lots of great choices on the market to fit any budget. The best part of this project, it is easy to install in a matter of minutes. This project took me less than 15 minutes to complete.

These solar lights can be installed on fences, stairs, a pathway, railings, etc. The solar lights are weatherproof LED and Solar Powered Outdoor Lights with a warm white hue.

Let’s add some solar lights to your deck

Step 1 remove the solar deck lights from the box

First, you should check your box to ensure you have all of the pieces. Let’s determine how many of the solar lights you will need. There are 16 in the package. For this project, I am using 14 of the lights with two of them as spares.

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Step 2 clean your railings and steps

Don’t skip this step. It is important to clean your rails and steps from dirt, dust and cobwebs, etc. This will enable adhesive strips to hold the light. The kit has screws and adhesive strips.

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Step 3 INSTall the solar lights

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For the rails, I used the adhesive strips provided. You will need to remove the top paper and press the adhesive to the solar light. Next, you will remove the top piece of protective paper.

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Next, pull the clear tab at the top for the battery to activate. The batteries are rechargeable and will need to charge for 8-12 hours in direct sunlight prior to use.

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You need to firmly press it in place to make sure the adhesive adheres to the railing.

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You can place the solar lights along the railing according to your preference.

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The solar lights screw easily into the stair trend by using the enclosed screws. I placed one on each of the steps along one side only. These solar light are raised and could be a tripping hazard.

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Step 4 Time To Admire the Finish Look

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How easy was this project? It was less than 15 minutes to finish.

I told you it was going to be an easy project. Such an inexpensive way to add some outdoor task lighting.

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Now it may not be all pretty on the rail. To me it looks fine. If you don’t like the color, you can always paint them white ahead of time to match the railing.

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Look how amazing it looks lit up at night.

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Here is a close up of the stairs.

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Here is another view of right side of the railing.

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We love how this project turned out. The new lights ties in nicely with our other landscaping solar lights.

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  1. That is such a great idea! I need to order those for our house! I need to research because we have concrete steps!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Happy day!

    1. KariAnne, thank you for stopping by the blog and reading about the project. This one was a fun project to do and so easy. You got to love the easy ones.

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