Sometimes a contemporary or modern stairway can be especially difficult to navigate. Ebony treads, curved steps, unusually wide treads, they may be an art form but they can also be a bit scary for some people. Layering the light makes that art form of a stairway look beautiful and be comfortable to use. Consider lighting every step with LED lights that differentiate each step. In Wisconsin we have embraced LED bulbs as cost effective and long lasting light bulbs in many applications. Or consider using flush, wall-mounted, low voltage lighting near the surface of every 3rd or 4th step. Sconces on the walls wash light away from the eye, illuminating the treads to offer visual cues. And overhead lighting in landings and foyers spread ambient light that make navigating stairs easier. A well lit stairway is a pleasure to use and to look at.