Why We Love LED Pool Lights
If you’re looking for a fun way to help your pool stand out from all the others, it couldn’t be much easier than selecting LED lights. There are a number of reasons these lights are such a great addition to any pool. Let’s explore some of the best reasons so many people love them.
When you’re reading all of the following benefits, be sure to keep in mind that you’ll actually be saving energy when using LED pool lights. Of course, that also means you’ll be saving a lot of money too. Some LED pool lights actually cut energy expenses by as much as 90%, despite the fact that they’ll work for some 50,000 hours. For most pool owners, this means your LED lights will last somewhere between seven and 15 years.
Fortunately, these lights are also very easy to replace. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes to remove the sealed housing, bring it above water, replace the bulb, and then put the entire thing back. It really doesn’t get much easier than that.
Great for Night Swimming
Just because the sun goes down, doesn’t mean the good times have to stop. But swimming in the dark can be dangerous and trying to use the light from your house isn’t much better.
With LED lights, everything in your pool—whether you’re in it or not—is crystal clear. So if you’re hosting a party that goes into the night or you just want to get in a late dip, LED lights make swimming possible without unnecessary risks.
Also, unlike other choices, like fiber optic lights, LEDs can actually penetrate and illuminate your entire pool. You don’t need as many of them to get the job done, but you also don’t have to worry that your lights will let you down when it gets dark out.
Choice of Colors
Distinct from many other pool lights, LED lights come in an assortment of colors. This allows you to customize the way your pool looks when they come on. On top of that, the overall effect of lighting up your pool with all kinds of different colors is worth going with LEDs all by itself. This is an especially attractive option for those who like to use their pool for entertaining.
In the past, in order to produce the same effect with fiber optic lighting, colored tints had to be used. This inconvenient option is no match for the kinds of rich colors that can be produced with LED lights.
You can also choose lights that will transition through different colors continuously. It will transform your pool into a swimmable kaleidoscope, which, again, makes for a pretty amazing visual. Many can rotate colors throughout a given pattern or rhythm.
LED lights literally take the flip of a switch to activate. A transformer located alongside the rest of the pool equipment can be located as much as 100 feet away, allowing you more options in terms of where to place it .This also makes it easy to put the switch near your home.
With fiber optic lights, the switch usually has to be within 10 feet of the pool. Otherwise, you’ll need to spend about $40 a foot on fiber optic cable that can provide you with some extra length. For homes with a lot of patio space around their pool, this can mean quite the design challenge.
These are just some of the many reasons we love LED lights. Shop around for the options that will best fit your needs and you’ll have even more reason to fall in love with how they augment your pool.