LED ribbons integrated into stairs. Late at night, the stairs can be lit (and safe) without ruining your night vision with bright overhead lights. Would also be a great way to really highlight a gorgeous staircase. @ Home Renovation Ideas
This may work for stairs on garage-Energy efficient LED stair lights by Trex Deck Lighting. Looks good and serves a great purpose. Led lighting is bright and uses much less energy then the regular lights people are used to.