How pool lights help you get more out of your pool
Jun 07, 2021
A well-maintained pool can be a valuable asset to you and your family in more ways than one. Pools are a great place to get gentle, full-body exercise, they’re a source of endless play and relaxation for the whole family, and they can add value to your home. But pools can also be a striking design feature that brings your back yard to life – and takes your at-home entertaining game to the next level. The best way to do that? Enhance it with pool lights.
Here‘s what you need to know about pool lighting in Australia to help you choose the best for your pool.
Benefits of pool lights
Installing pool lighting opens up a range of benefits to both the appearance and function of your pool.
Extend the use of the pool beyond daytime hours
Improve safety in and around pool at night, ideal for families with kids and/or pets
Create magical light effects with the beautiful patterns created by reflections on the pool water
Enhance mood with different colours and effects depending on the occasion
Define other striking features in the yard, e.g. trees, pergolas or sculptures
Types of pool lights
LED pool lights
Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are long-lasting, cost-effective and highly energy efficient, making them one of the most popular options for swimming pool lights. They can be fitted with dimmers and sensors, so they work well in both indoor and outdoor pools.
LED pool lights can emit the same amount of light as a 100-watt halogen bulb while using just six watts, a mere fraction of the electricity, so they’re an ideal option for the environmentally-conscious pool owner. Better still, they last around 50,000 hours.
For outdoor pools, you can also opt for solar pool lights, which also use LED bulbs but require no additional energy input!
Halogen lights were the primary choice before LED pool lights became available, and at the time, they were the more energy-efficient, cost-effective choice. However, today they are twice the price of fluorescent bulbs and require regular replacement since they only last around 3,000 hours.
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