A unique deck lighting option for wood deck posts

Posted 29 June 2011 6:44 PM by cfox@ufpi.com

When a friend was looking to spruce up the posts of his treated lumber deck, he was looking for an easy, high-impact option that was both functional and eye-catching. So, I recommended the Deckorators® brand of metal post caps. Deckorators has some unique solar deck lighting options to choose from and the convertible solar post cap was the perfect choice.

For this particular deck lighting need, we went with a round Deckorators Round Convertible Post Cap Lightcopper post cap that sits atop the deck’s 4x4 railing posts. The post cap is referred to as a convertible post cap because it provides a deck with ambient lighting at night, using either the solar cell (included) or a lit candle.

The top of the convertible post cap lifts off so you can set a candle inside. The smooth copper finish makes the deck and outdoor living space look more refined and the lighting is just what this deck area needed.

Looking for post cap options that inspire you to update your deck railing? Check out some of my past blog posts on post caps:

• Dress up a deck with post caps
• Illuminate with solar post caps
• Add function and beauty with post caps