You have completed the deck, porch, or patio project. Let’s add solar lights to your deck 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 deck lights can be installed on fences, stairs, pathways, railings, etc. The solar lights are weatherproof LED and solar power outdoor lights with a warm white hue.

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These lights are available in white, black, and brown.

Benefits of Solar Deck Lights

Benefits of Solar Deck Lights:

  • Energy Efficient & Cost-Effective – you get free power from the sun! No, paying for electricity. Saves you money!
  • Environmentally Friendly – Renewable energy that does not contribute to greenhouse gases.
  • Low Maintenance – The solar deck lights require minimal maintenance.
  • Versatility & Safety – These solar deck lights come in various colors and can be placed almost anywhere for illumination without electrical outlets. It can improve safety in dark areas around your house.

Easy Installation: Solar deck lights are known for being DIY-friendly. You will not need electrical wiring, making it perfect for renters and homeowners.

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 deck lights you will need. There are 16 in the package. For this project, I am using 14 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, 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 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 deck 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 be charged for 8-12 hours in direct sunlight before 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 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 lights are raised and could be a tripping hazard.

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Step 4 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 the right side of the railing.

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

Solar deck lights are a wonderful way to add ambiance, improve safety, and extend the usability of your outdoor space into the evening hours. With the ease of installation, low maintenance, and environmentally friendly, they’re a perfect addition to any deck or porch.

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2 Comments

  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!
    KariAnne

    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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