4 Benefits of Handrail Lighting

There has been a significant increase in the popularity of handrail lighting in recent years because it offers a wide range of benefits compared to non-lit counterparts. 

Illuminated handrails contain a series of bulbs along the length of the rail or at its edges to provide extra light for all users. The practical addition of lights improves safety and makes the handrails suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Considering my husband literally just took a tumble down our front porch steps while I was working on this article and banged up his knees and ankle, how about we take a look at the many benefits that handrail lighting offers?

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Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Often, handrail lighting systems comprise LED strips or small LED bulbs along the length of the rail. Because LED bulbs are much more energy-efficient than traditional halogen bulbs, handrail lighting offers an eco-friendly way to illuminate an outdoor area, corridor, or room.

With well-lit handrails, property owners can reduce their overhead lighting costs and minimize energy consumption in their buildings. Instead of requiring energy-eating overhead lights along all corridors, stairways, and outdoor spaces all day and night, the building owner can rely on handrail lighting to guide workers and guests to the right places and keep them safe while doing so.

Eco-friendly LED lighting is great for out-of-work hours where overhead lighting is unnecessary, but certain areas of a building need to remain lit, such as near fire exits.

Improved Safety for All Users

For obvious reasons, well-lit handrails are safer than non-lit options. They are particularly helpful during early morning or late evening hours when it’s dark outside or in dimly lit areas of a building.

The handrail lighting system provides a path for people to follow when navigating stairs or corridors. As a result, they’re less likely to get lost or fall over and injure themselves. There’s also a lower risk of people banging into the handrails because they didn’t notice them there!

Handrails increase safety for kids at home, too, by providing a stable anchor for them to grab when moving around the home.

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Versatile and Customizable

Handrails, as a whole, are highly versatile. They are suitable for all areas inside and outside a building, including along stairways, corridors, ramps, decks, and balconies.

Adding lighting to a handrail increases its versatility by enabling the building owner to place them in darker areas of their property. Plus, there is a wide range of lighting options, so it’s easy to find the most appropriate choice based on where the handrail is being installed.

The design, length, and size of illuminated handrails are customizable, too, meaning a property owner can match the appearance and style of their chosen handrails according to the rest of their building. This can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a commercial or residential property while adding practicality and functionality.

Increased Property Value

Perfectly crafted handrails that match the existing design of a building can improve the aesthetic appeal of a property, increasing its value.

If a business owner wants to sell their commercial building or a homeowner wishes to sell their existing property, they may be able to get a higher sale price if their handrails contain modernized lighting systems. They may also attract more buyers and sell their property in a shorter period of time if they’re invested in top-quality illuminated handrails.

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