Lighting is an essential tool for not only enhancing the visual appeal of your pool, but for increasing the efficiency of your pool. Why limit your pool time to only daylight hours? You’re not utilizing your investment fully that way! We recommend installing some LED lighting. LED lights can not only add the WOW factor to your pool with their appearance, but they can also save energy and money in the long run!
Here are some reasons why LED lighting is the best choice for your pool:
1. LEDs have so many appealing special features!
This is the most aesthetically appealing reason to install LED lighting. These lights come in a variety of neon colors, some with the technology to switch between a few different colors if you don’t want to commit to just one! Color changing LED lights can help set the mood for your party (consider red and green lights for Christmastime, for instance) in addition to making your pool accessible essentially 24/7.
2. LEDs require less energy and emit less heat!
LEDs have the unique ability to be very, very bright all while requiring just a portion of the energy that incandescent bulbs do. For instance, a 30-watt LED pool light can produce the same brightness as a 200-watt incandescent bulb, without the high energy usage or the potentially dangerous heat.
A bonus perk: the reduced heat actually lessens the need for frequent gasket maintenance!
3. LEDs will LAST.
LED bulbs are not only designed to be quite durable but to “shine on” for a long time! Many LEDs have a rated lifespan of up to 50,000 hours or more. This means that if they operate for 12 hours a day, LEDs could last 12 years before needing replacement!
4. LEDs will SAVE YOU MONEY!
Earlier we talked about how LEDs require less energy to run than incandescent bulbs. Well, thanks to that lower average wattage, an LED pool can cost only a few cents per day to operate, compared to the estimated dollar-a-day that you spend with an incandescent bulb! So while LEDs are a bigger monetary investment initially, think of all the money you will be saving for the next 12-15 years!
If you’re ready to try lighting up your night with LED lights, contact Blue Ribbon Pools today to talk with our knowledgeable staff!