Deck added, need to replace single outdoor light


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Old 01-27-18, 03:37 AM
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Deck added, need to replace single outdoor light

We recently added a deck which replaced some decending stairs to a small crappy patio.

we have a single outside light next to our sliding door. I was planning on replacing it with a floodlight, but as a result of the deck being level with the sliding door, the floodlights would be eye level.

Eventually Ill get a pro to install lights higher up, but until then, I was curious about options for a new fixture. We may just get a brighter bulb and a new glass. (Style suggestions?) we may get solar caps for the deck, but those are always on and I like to be able to control the lights.

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Old 01-27-18, 06:56 AM
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I've got something similar, except I go down a couple stairs to reach the patio. The light fix is i the proper position.

Suggestion as a temporary fix, install a flood light fixture there and get LED bulbs and just aim them on the high side to avoid direct eye contact. Using a blue filter bulb will allow enough light to see but will reduce glare and irritation.
 
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Old 01-27-18, 07:17 AM
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I will give that a try. I’m worried about blinding the houses behind us. I hate when my neighbor had a light shining into our house. I don’t want to do the same.
 
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Old 01-27-18, 09:21 AM
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Again the blue floods will dampen the effect and it's actually kind of pleasant.
 
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Old 01-27-18, 12:05 PM
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If you are just trying to light the deck you could use a wall mounted downlight like this https://www.lightingdirect.com/kichl...er~kichler9234.
 
 

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