Why Your Swimming Pool Needs LED Pool Lights
First, LED pool lights provide a much better ambiance than incandescent or halogen bulbs.
An LED lighting system allows you to customize your swimming pool lighting by programming it for different colors. You can also set the lightening for specific locations that will offer a unique experience for your family and guests.
LED lights are unique from incandescent bulbs because they don’t contain a filament. In essence, they are small semiconductors that throw light. Electrical current flows through a tiny microchip that illuminates the light. These lights have heat sinks built-in to enhance their lifetime and brightness while keeping them cool. LED pool lights last 15 to 20 years.
LED swimming pool lights also use much less power than incandescent bulbs. One 30-watt LED light produces about the same illumination and brightness as one 200-watt incandescent bulb while conserving energy. Swimming pools are expensive to upkeep, and LED lights help reduce those expenses as they only cost a few cents a day to run.
There may be more associated upfront costs, but you’ll get that back with the money you save on energy.
Once you have LED lights installed in pipes embedded within the pool walls or under the coping, their soft glow gently washes across the water. There are a variety of lighting options to choose from. Fiber-optic lights can make twinkling star lights appear in your pool.
You can also choose different colors for the lights such as blue and red for the 4th of July. They can create quite a dramatic and fun effect. You can also program LED lights with softened reflective qualities that keep the lighting from shining in your face.