head diy Design Fanatic: Solar Lights For The Deck Stairs

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Solar Lights For The Deck Stairs

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Hey Friends!
I have a simple and relatively inexpensive (under $50) project to share with you today.
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We have a 6ft high crawl space below the main level of our home, so that means we have a few stairs to walk down to get to our backyard. Sometimes Mr. DIY needs to go down to the crawl space at night and those stairs are really dark  and there isn’t a light that shines onto that area, so we set out to do something about it.

I couldn’t take a photo of the stairs at night, because it was too dark, so here’s how it looked after the sun set over the trees…
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We planned to put a light on every other stair, one on the landings and two on the bottom stairs, for a total of 8.
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We ordered these stainless steel solar lights from Amazon:


Mr. DIY made a template out of paper, then pre-drilled some holes where each would go. Here’s what the back of the solar light looks like:
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Here’s the after:
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You can see how dark the stairs are in the following pic…

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It's a little brighter than this when the light on the screened porch is on.



 

We plan to install the two solar lights we have left at the mountain cottage steps. It’s super dark there when we arrive at night in the Fall. The solar lights will definitely help.
I’m so glad this easy project is finished. Now when we have to go down to the crawl space, the solar lights make it a lot safer!

Thanks for stopping by,
Pam

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