If you haven’t installed pool lights or have been using incandescent pool lighting, it might be time for you to upgrade to LED pool lights. They are an efficient way of lighting your pool since they use less energy for lighting compared to incandescent lighting. They are also very bright and come in a variety of colors, so you can play around with the colors.
LED lights have no filament but have a microchip instead through which electrical current passes illuminating the bulb. The amount of visible light produced by a bulb is measured in lumens. Led lights produce a high amount of lumens of up to 5,400. To put this in context, a 100-watt incandescent light bulb produces 1400-1750 lumens while an LED light can produce the same amount of lumens using only 20 watts.
Thanks to the lower wattage, LED lights are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. They also have built-in heat sinks that keep them cool while enhancing their brightness. This means an LED pool light can produce a high amount of lumens or brightness without using a lot of energy or overheating.
Maintaining a swimming pool is an expensive affair. That’s why you should try to save money any way you can. LED pool lighting is one way to do this. They use less energy and costs pennies a day to operate compared to incandescent lighting which can cost up to $1 per day. You can also qualify for rebates from your local government for using energy-efficient lighting.
They are durable
Although the upfront cost of LED lights is high, you will use them for a long time. LED lights have a longer useful life of a whopping 15 to 20 years, compared to 1-year life of an incandescent bulb. Once you have upgraded your pool lighting to LED, you can rest easy knowing your lighting won’t go off suddenly due to a dead bulb.
Custom lighting colors
While the yellow glow of incandescent pool light makes for a cosy evening, it won’t do if you are throwing a Fourth of July pool party. LED lights come in every rainbow color so you can choose the color depending on your mood. Some lights even pair with apps that allow you to customize the pool light color on your mobile device. With LED lighting, you have a lot of color possibilities. If you are decorating for Christmas, you can deck your pool with red lighting. You can be as adventurous as you like.
They are safe
LED lights have a higher brightness frequency which makes the human eye perceive it as brighter than incandescent light. So if you are swimming at night, you will be able to see in the pool more clearly.
Upgrading from incandescent lighting to LED lighting costs money. So you might want to start with battery-operated floating LED lights before removing your incandescent bulbs. This will give you an idea of how your pool will look like in LED lighting, and if you don’t like it, you just remove the LEDs and turn on the incandescent bulbs.