When steps are used to access the home, a wonderful technique called step lighting can be used. First and foremost step lighting is used for safety, especially in our climate when ice can be lurking on every tread. Second, step lighting can be really artistically done to enhance the exterior of your home. Often the lights are built into the risers, with a guard that casts light downward to avoid blinding us. Best when light is gently scattered on the tread, we find too much light causes an irritating glare. Offsetting the fixtures to mimic the positioning of lights on either side of the front door lends a good symmetry. Small pot lights placed randomly in the risers of wide steps punctuate the steps. Whatever you select, choose quality fixtures that can stand up to Wisconsin weather. Our certified lighting consultants can help you select the right application.