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jweiner 04-05-2009 07:52 PM

Lighting for stair risers
I am familiar with the rectangular-shaped outdoor deck lighting that is mounted directly to stair risers. I am referring to the kind that has the little fins that angle downward (about 3" x 5" or so). However, I am looking to install similar lighting on a couple stair risers that I will have on a platform riser in my media room. These stairs will be carpeted. Are there special lights for stair risers when carpeting will be used over the stairs? I am thinking that these will need to be mounted with about 1/2" - 3/4" gap between the light and the stair riser so that it ends up flush with the carpeting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


220/221 04-06-2009 05:09 AM

Look for "step lights"

There are many variations in size, lamp type and voltage.

Bob Mariani 04-06-2009 05:18 AM

Plan on using LED lights to avoid heat issues effecting the carpets.

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