Brighten Up Your Fall with Deck & Railing Lighting!

Brighten Up Your Fall with Deck & Railing Lighting!

A common conversation we have with homeowners is the appeal of deck and rail lighting. Not only is the lighting visually a show stopper, it is also quite functional. But sure enough, we hear the story of someone’s brother-in-law who frequently complains that “his lights won’t light up.” For this reason, it is important to understand the difference between AC ( alternating current) and DC (direct current) power.

DC power has brought us new lighting opportunities that AC power never could. Today’s light emitting diodes perform the best using DC power because it stays on constantly, while the old AC power when back-and-forth in both directions. As a result of this alternating current, the lights on AC power actually blinked at a hertz rate of 60 (60 times per second) and tended to burn out fairly quickly. Since a DC power supply flows through in one direction and keeps the light constantly illuminated, it performs and lasts a lot longer.

DC power has brought us new lighting opportunities that AC power never could. Today’s light emitting diodes perform the best using DC power because it stays on constantly, while the old AC power when back-and-forth in both directions. As a result of this alternating current, the lights on AC power actually blinked at a hertz rate of 60 (60 times per second) and tended to burn out fairly quickly. Since a DC power supply flows through in one direction and keeps the light constantly illuminated, it performs and lasts a lot longer.

We recommend having PBS feed wiring through the railing product itself to keep them concealed from the weather and animals. These new LED systems even have timers, remote controls, and can change colors–all based on homeowners’ selections.
Whether your interest in post cap lights, recessed deck lights, stair riser lights, or post cap lights, Professional Building Services has the training and knowledge to help give your decking project that “wow-factor.” Some of our favorite projects involve lighting and are even displayed on our manufacturer’s websites and literature (like these two photos here)!
Now is an ideal time to get on the schedule and invest in your exterior project by contacting us at
Professional Building Services at 603-898-2977. Our team of experts will be there for you every step of the way, from designing to putting the final fastener in your trim. You can be assured that our crew will go above and beyond to give you the home of your dreams. We look forward to working with you!
Check out some of our decking, siding, roofing, window & door projects HERE!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Request Your Free Consultation

We can’t wait to hear from you. Contact PBS Today!

Contact Us Today!