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Trends – LED Pool Lighting

12 December 2010 swimart

Trends – LED Pool Lighting

Night-time illuminations

Enjoy your pool by night with the latest range of LED pool lights

Not so long ago, pool lighting was considered to be a practical and functional element of any pool – not least to ensure that the water was visible at night for all the right safety reasons. Today, there are a whole range of great underwater LED lighting options that are not only practical, but also offer maximum energy efficiency.

LED lights are becoming increasingly popular, primarily because of their ease of use, range of colours and the fact that they use 75% less power than halogen lights. LEDs do not have a filament to heat, so the electrical power is used simply to generate light, considerably reducing electricity. And the technology is changing so quickly, it also allows a multitude of coloured options rather than just the traditional white light.

At Swimart, Waterco’s latest Britestream LED Light uses energy efficient, super bright LEDs that operate on only 15 watts of energy. They have a life span of over 70,000 hours and are available as Brite White or Electric Blue depending on the mood of your pool.

Not only that, Waterco’s Britestream Multicolored LED Light can produce a multitude of different colours without the need for a coloured lens, adding a warm ambience to any pool at night.  The light’s multicoloured combinations are easily programmed via its light switch.

Halogen vs LED

LED lights do not require globe changing and generally will last for many years. They draw very little power however when the life of the LED is finished, you will need to buy a whole new light. Before purchasing, check how many hours of burn time you should expect from your LED light.

Halogen lights will require globe changing and the globe’s life is significantly shorter than an LED. How often you will need to change the globe depends on the brand of light, so it’s important to check the recommended burn time of the globe. The advantage is you will only need to change the globe, not the entire light. The disadvantage is that a 100 watt halogen light will draw 75% more power than an LED light.

Visit your local Swimart store to find out how our latest range of LED lights can light up your pool.