Pool lighting can provide an impressive backyard display, and can set the mood for the entire space. The lighting is a portion of overall swimming pool costs and a major part of its function for nighttime use. Whether you are just installing a pool, need to replace lighting, or simply want to upgrade the function and appearance, it’s essential to understand the function of each type of lighting before installing them. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide you with the installation of the best pool lighting for your needs, give us a call today.
While there are several types of pool lighting, the two main categories are in ground and above ground lighting. Your expectations and the function, aesthetics, and your budget, are all a factor in the decision of which type to install. An overview of the different types of lighting can assist you in the decision of which lighting is right for you. To receive additional assistance or schedule installation, contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL.
In Ground Pool Lighting
In ground pool lighting provides a sleek appearance and even lighting without creating shadowed areas. The primary decision for in ground pool lighting will be choosing between LED lighting or fiber optic lighting.
LED lighting can be removed to change the bulb. However, the expected lifespan of the bulb is approximately 10,000 hours, so you won’t need to change the bulb very often. One to two bulbs are typically ample illuminating an average entire swimming pool.
LED lights are safe for underwater use, and have a very low risk of failure.Furthermore, LED lights use extremely low voltage, reducing the risks even further.
Fiber optic lighting isn’t located in the water. Therefore, this type of lighting is easy to access and replace bulbs. Illuminate a pool can require two or more depending on the pool design, and can be costly. Contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule pool lighting installation.
Above Ground Pool Lighting
Above ground pool lighting is the budget friendly option. There are a number of available options for installing above ground pool lighting, including:
Floating pool lighting floats on the water surface, and is available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and figures. Floating lights are typically solar powered with LED bulbs. Think of them as an accessory to beautify the pool.
Magnetic Pool Lighting
If your pool has a vinyl liner, magnetic pool lights are an option for use. Consisting of two-parts, the lights can be attached to the liner of your pool for an in ground pool lighting appearance.
LED lighting can illuminate the entire pool. In addition, they can change colors to provide beauty and create magic in your backyard.
Fiber optic lighting won’t illuminate the entire pool, but they can create dramatic points of light in selected locations to provide sparkle and shine to the pools ambiance.
In summary, LED lights are less expensive, easier to maintain, and provide brighter illumination than fiber optic lighting. However, the features of fiber optics may provide the easy care and appearance you desire for your pool. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can assist you with an informed decision.
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