Amplify the natural beauty of your pond or water garden with underwater pond lighting. Brighten pathways for security or bathe key features in an iridescent glow after dark. Underwater pond lighting should add character and mystery to your home and surrounding outdoor landscape.
To minimize the risk of electrical hazards, these lights use low voltage (12v) current as opposed to the normal line voltage (120v). A low voltage transformer is used to convert the line voltage, allowing the lights to function. Within the Louie Lighting online store, we offer numerous selections of quality IP-rated brands suitable for underwater operation.
Your underwater pond lighting should form a part of a larger design for the entire landscape, including the pathways, deck and patio area. For this reason, it is advisable to choose underwater pond lights which match the overall theme and décor of the outdoors. For installation of underwater pond lights, we strongly advise hiring the services of an electrician since you shall be mixing water with electricity – a potentially hazardous combination. Make sure there are no loose ends or frayed edges in the wires or cables used for the underwater pond lighting system – the cables should preferably be enclosed in a conduit. Use a separate low voltage transformer and rocker switch for underwater lights compared to other landscape lighting.
The bulbs most frequently used for underwater pond lights include halogen, xenon, metal halide and LEDs. We offer light fixtures with all possible combinations of bulbs. Incandescent bulbs are rarely used since they end up generating a lot of heat. We offer bulbs in a range of wattages – for effective underwater pond lights, the wattage and spacing of the lights are important parameters. A few useful tips when installing underwater pond lights:
1.Leave extra wiring equal to the depth of the light fixture. Keep this wire coiled and place it nearby. When you need to repair the light or change the bulb, you will not have to drain the pond or water body – you can simply uncoil the wire and pull the fixture out of the water, carry out the necessary repair and replace it.
2.Select a low voltage transformer of a higher wattage capacity than what you need at present. This way, you will have the freedom to add extra lights later without having to change the entire transformer.
3.Make use of photocells and timers to save on electricity consumption costs. These are compatible with low voltage underwater pond lights.
4.Low voltage lights are preferred due to their lower energy consumption, lesser initial cost, easier and safer installation and greater variety.
We wish you many beautiful evenings with friends and family gathered around your decks and patios, admiring the lights you have installed underwater. For further information on how best we can help you beautify your water bodies, please feel free to call or e-mail us at Louie Lighting. Our team of experts is ready to help you.