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LED vs Incandescent Light Bulbs: Which is Better?

LED light bulbs are more energy efficient than using filament incandescent light bulbs because they waste considerably less energy in the form of heat. LED lights cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they can last up to 50 times longer and use less electricity. Most LED bulbs require a 12-volt DC transformer. Incandescent bulbs usually require using a 12-volt AC transformer. Always check the product specifications for power type before planning your deck lighting system. LED lights must be wired in parallel, not in a series, and polarity must be maintained throughout the lighting system.

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LED Deck Lighting

These LED deck lights provide enough illumination to light the entire floor of this deck.


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LED vs Incandescent Light Bulbs: Which is Better?

LED light bulbs are more energy efficient than using filament incandescent light bulbs because they waste considerably less energy in the form of heat. LED lights cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they can last up to 50 times longer and use less electricity. Most LED bulbs require a 12-volt DC transformer. Incandescent bulbs usually require using a 12-volt AC transformer. Always check the product specifications for power type before planning your deck lighting system. LED lights must be wired in parallel, not in a series, and polarity must be maintained throughout the lighting system.

LED Deck Lighting
LED Deck Lighting

These LED deck lights provide enough illumination to light the entire floor of this deck.


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Benches, Planters & Skirting

Deck Skirting and Fascia

Skirting can be an attractive feature that can be added to any low-level deck.

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Illuminate the night with our deck lighting ideas for your outdoor space, from string and solar lights to pool lighting. Find inspiration at Decks.com.

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Building an Outdoor Kitchen? Here’s What You Should Consider Before You Start

Building an outdoor kitchen is an investment that can add value to your home. Learn what you should consider before building an outdoor kitchen on Decks.com.

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Learn how to design a deck to provide enough space for your furniture and different uses.

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