Finally, the cold part of the year is done with and the summer is just around the corner. Chances are that if you have a swimming pool, you have already opened it for the season. Even if you haven’t, you are probably getting ready to do so.
There are many things to check in a pool before you can safely start using it for the season, like the quality of water, the heaters, the filters, etc. One of the things which gets far less attention is your pools lighting. If you want to use your pool at night, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t, you will need some lights in the water. Pool builders and professionals like So Cal Custom Pools and Spas recommend the LED option, and here’s why.
They Require Very Little Maintenance
There are a lot of things you need to think about when you have a pool in your back yard. So, if there is an option to get one of those concerns out of the picture, why wouldn’t you take it? LED fixtures are really easy to install and replace if necessary.
They Are Very Durable
What’s more, LEDs tend to last a lot longer than any other lighting option, meaning that you won’t have to worry about replacing your LEDs any time soon. Good LEDs can last for as many as 50 000 hours, which can be more than 10 years, even if you leave them on for extended periods of time.
They Are Energy-Efficient
And leaving the LEDs on for a long time isn’t going to impact your electricity bill as much as you may think. In fact, LEDs are among the most efficient lighting options out there. In fact, an LED will only spend around 15% of the electricity a comparable incandescent lightbulb.
That, however, does not mean that they are any less bright. In fact, they are just as bright as incandescent options, but the wavelength of the lights emitted by LEDs is much more agreeable to the human eye.
They Are Environmentally-Friendly
Unlike other lighting options, LEDs use no toxic materials, unlike other lighting options. Some types of lights use a very toxic mercury, whereas others use some gases which are extremely bad for the environment. However, LEDs have been developed in a time when environmental concerns are an important factor and when resources are scarce and meant to be recyclable and reusable.
So, not only do LEDs last much longer and use significantly less electricity, but they are also recyclable to ensure that as little waste is produced at the end of their useful cycle as possible.
They Are Programmable
Depending on the occasion, you might want to have your lights on full blast or dimmed to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. LEDs are very easy to adjust by simply managing the amount of electricity which is distributed to them.
So, if you are having a swimming party, you will likely want to have a good view of what’s going on, so put them on full blast. However, if you need them to provide just a bit of ambient light, dimming your LED lights is as simple as turning a knob.
We all want our pools to look their best. That’s why we pay a lot of money on maintenance and painstakingly check the water quality and adjust the chemicals levels. However, installing LEDs is a great way to ensure that your pool looks great with minimal effort.