In a successful deck lighting design, there is a balance between areas of light and areas of shadow. Note how these post-mounted fixtures cast their light down and away from the eye.
To avoid glare, deck lighting should be low key, except when highlighting a focal point such as a pergola or an unusual planting.
Step lighting is both a decorative element and an important safety feature when there is a change in elevation.
Gentle indirect lighting is provided by light bars installed in the rafter bays, and by unobtrusive fixtures mounted on the patio cover’s corner posts.