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Lighting Covered Stairs
Summary: Covered stairways are an access point for many homes and adequate lighting is essential to provide safety and security in these areas. This proposal provided the scope of this project for the homeowner to approve.
© By: Dave Rongey
Adding Lighting and Motion Sensors to the Covered Stairway
Lighting Project Proposal
This project involves lighting this beautifully covered stairway access and to control the lighting with motion activated sensors, also known as motion sensors or motion detectors.
The scope of this project is to determine the options to provide the necessary electrical wiring that will provide protection for the wiring and be weather proof as well.
The correct selection of the motion sensors and the location where to install them will be tricky due to two different access points and the angles of the stairs.
Light Covered Stairway
Exterior lighting would provide safety and security for this beautiful stairway access. The addition of lighting over the landing areas with two fixtures spaced out over each flight of stairs should be sufficient. Vandal-Resistant Vapor Jar fixtures would be a great choice.
Weather Proof Light Fixtures
Exposed metal conduit would be installed and fastened to the 2 x 6 ridge support where the weather proof fixtures would be installed also.
Multiple Motion Sensor Control
Motion Sensors would be installed in the upper area of each corner and entry for automatic operation.
Exterior Rope Lighting
Optional outdoor rated Rope Lighting could be installed along the outside stair supports. Snow drifts may cover these lights but eventually melt away.
Additional Light Fixtures
An additional fixture may be mounted on the face of the lower stairway entry. This light could be independently controlled by a motion detector flood light style fixture or controlled by an separate switch at this location.
Upper Stairway Light
An additional fixture may be mounted on the face of this upper stairway location. This light could be independently controlled by a motion detector flood light style fixture or controlled by an separate switch at this location also.