How can I light my stairs?

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How can i light up a sun porch that we access to get upstairs? During the holidays I wrap lighted garland around the railings & I love the soft glow of the lights, during the rest of the year i have a small lamp with timer at top of stairs. Would love the soft glow year round but can’t come up with anything? Thanks

q how can i light my stairs
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  • Pamela Pamela on Dec 31, 2018

    Solar lights...they make solar lanterns , place several on the steps . They also make fence post solar lights that might work for you .

    • Kathy Kathy on Dec 31, 2018

      Thanks so much for the suggestion, think I will try gis

  • Kimzy Kimzy on Dec 31, 2018

    Can you keep the clear Christmas lights up and use them year round? The kids do that in there form rooms. Clear lights are the in thing for college bound students!

    • Kathy Kathy on Dec 31, 2018

      Little older than the college age, not sure just the lights woul have the same effect, I think it’s softened by the garland, it is something to experiment with. Thanks

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Dec 31, 2018

    I'm in with the solar light plan. You can do so much with them. If you have a ceiling that is within reach, I'd fashion a chandelier at the turn and the top of the stairs with solar lights and aim the collectors at the windows. That would be totally cool. Don't forget you can cover the light itself with film or paint with stained glass paints and add color to the effect. Have fun!

  • Kathy Kathy on Dec 31, 2018

    I think i like the solar like idea, ceiling not in reach but might be able to place them in some niches to achieve the glow. Thanks

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Jan 01, 2019

    Solar lights are a good idea but inside my house they don't get enough light to recharge where I'd want to use them as nightlights. There are battery operated lights with timers that might work for you. Some look like regular nightlights only you don't need a plug. Others look like candles. I expect there are ones that could be laid on the side of a step. The timers can't be adjusted the way a timer used in an electric plug can be--usually they stay on 6 or 8 hours from the time they are turned on & this repeats every 24 hrs.

  • Huntress Huntress on Jan 02, 2019

    I think leave the garland up. In the summer you can mix some summer garland in it , maybe wisteria or small bunches of small roses. Fall, just tuck some colorful leaves, you already have Christmas covered so your good. Less work, cheaper and looks good.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 02, 2019

    LED Rope lighting is another option.