When the time finally came to do a complete deck rebuild we had limited options with the homeowners association community guidelines that we have to abide by, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t push the boundaries a little with a few enhancements.
One of the details we knew we wanted was the addition of quality decorative post caps, possibly lighted models, and to suit our style they had to have a modern design.
This wasn’t as easy of an achievement as I thought when using 4×4 wood posts. Post sleeves and composite decking, which vary in size compared to a standard 4×4 post (actual size is 3.5″), dominate the post cap market for suitable decorative caps.
Now, not all hope was lost as we only needed one style and brand to suite our needs and that’s where the Aurora Deck Lighting brand checked all the boxes that fit our criteria. They have a lineup with the same style for 12V LED and solar, so we had options.
Common features between the similarly designed Zena Solar and Saturn LED post caps
Besides how each style of cap provides lighting, both caps are identical in design, otherwise.
- Solid cast aluminum housing
- Powder coated finish in a variety of colors: Matte Black, Black, White, Bronze, Tan, Clay, Walnut.
- Easily mounts via 2 screws – color matched screws provided.
- 4-sided frosted plastic light window that creates a balanced diffused light.
Aurora Deck Lighting’s customer service is first class
At the time of our deck rebuild we still weren’t sure if we required lit post caps for our needs, so we thought to go the simplest route and try solar models. After a few weeks of analyzing the solar post caps performance we realized our deck location doesn’t get enough direct sunlight, and especially not enough even direct sunlight across all the post caps.
What we did know is the design of the Zena solar post caps were still what we wanted, but we weren’t sure a lit post cap was a priority at this time. We contacted Aurora Deck lighting and they were happy to offer us Saturn style posts caps without the electronics installed at a fair price.
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