How to Install Deck Lighting

Low-voltage systems make lighting a deck both safer and easier.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Pliers
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • Hammer
  • Circular saw

You'll need these for your drill:
Drill bits, ½-in., 1-in.; Drill bit extension; 1-1/2-in. hole saw
You will also need a shovel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Low-voltage lighting fixtures
  • Cable
  • Transformer
  • Cable staples
  • Waterproof wire connectors