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Lighting Ideas for Stairs

Indoors or outdoors, lighting a stairway improves safety and adds an inviting glow to your space. LED step lights can be used to enhance your landscape, to amplify your deck lighting when entertaining, for commercial exterior lighting, or simply to feel more secure knowing your staircase is brightly lit.

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One option would be to have some lights built into the wall adjacent to the staircase. Depending on the size of your staircase, 3 or 4 lights should be enough. In this case, the rectangular shape of the lights matches the design of the staircase and integrates seamlessly into the whole décor.

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The design and construction of the stair detailing was quite complex; fittings had to be invisible from any angle, yet easily removable for maintenance if required.  We liaised closely with the staircase providers to define exactly how the risers, nosing and cable access were constructed.  The end result has worked perfectly and transforms what could be a plain corner of a games room into a welcoming, visual link between the main entertaining space and the mezzanine above.  Again the key to delivering this level of finish is integrating the lighting design into the wider build plans at an early stage.

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There are many ways to light staircases with treatments suitable for all styles and periods of houses.  The consistent theme running these sample solutions is the importance of integrating the lighting design with the architecture and the interior treatment.  Involving your lighting designer early in the design process means the cabling, fixing locations and fixture specifications for your staircase lighting can be incorporated at the correct stages of your build.

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