There are three common styles of pond lighting used when designing a pond lighting system. These include submersible lighting, floating lights and land based accent lights.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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www.truepump.comPond owners looking for a good way to add nighttime ambiance to theiroutdoor water features should consider pond lighting. There are a huge varietyof pond lighting options that can transform a dark and uninviting outdoorspace into a brilliant, inviting and breathtaking evening paradise. The expertsat your local pond supply store can help guide you through all the options andthings to consider when adding pond lighting. It is, however, important toremember that great care must be taken when working with water andelectricity. Unless you are having your lighting installed by a professionalelectrician, it is advised you only use solar powered or low voltage fixtureswhen working near ponds or other water features.
www.truepump.com•A pond lighting system consists of low voltage pond lights and atransformer, which are connected by low voltage cable. For years therehave been two alternatives when choosing low voltage lighting -- LightEmitting Diodes (LED) and Halogen.•Halogen lights, while initially less expensive than LED lights, tend toburn out faster and use more electricity which makes them a moreexpensive option in the long run. Halogen bulbs also only put outroughly a third the light of a comparable LED light.
www.truepump.com•LED, in comparison, not only puts out considerably more lightthan halogen bulbs, they consume a fraction of the energy halogenbulbs do and have a lifespan ten times that of halogens. Althoughthey cost more upfront, over time they are a much better value.Because of this LED lights have become the preferred choice forponds and water features.•There are three common styles of pond lighting used whendesigning a pond lighting system. These include submersiblelighting, floating lights and land based accent lights.
www.truepump.com•Submersible waterproof lighting elements are designed to beplaced underwater. Not only do they generate a glowing effect in thepond’s water, they also highlight a pond’s fish and plants.•Submersible pond lighting is also excellent for illuminatingwaterfalls and fountains, and they are available in a wide variety ofcolors and intensities.•For them to look their best your pond water must be clear and freeof debris. If your pond water has any debris the lights can make thewater appear murky or cloudy.
www.truepump.com•Floating pond lights are another style of pond lighting. Designedto literally float on the surface of your pond, these lights follow theprevailing current of the pond, moving in irregular patterns.•There are a number of styles of floating lights available, includinglarge floating spheres, illuminated water lilies, and an assortment ofbrilliant floating flowers to name just a few.•Since this style of lighting is free floating, solar powered fixturesare popular for floating pond lighting, eliminating power cords thatwould otherwise prevent the lights from floating freely.
www.truepump.com•Land based accent lights are designed to frame the borders of thepond and to accent selected backyard features such as rocks, trees andshrubs.•These lights can also be used to great effect for lighting waterfalls inplace of submersible lights, creating a beautiful shimmering effect.•Land based accent lights are also ideal for illuminating paths andwalkways around your pond, making them safer to use at night. Theseare also available in both low voltage and solar powered fixturesdepending on your needs.
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