The Benefits of LED Pool Lighting

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How are you lighting your pool area? LED light has many benefits for homeowners and businesses – including for pools. If you live in Florida, Arizona, or Texas, talk to the team at Pool Troopers to learn more about LED pool lighting today. While converting to LED may require an initial investment of time and money, the return on your investment is well worth it!

There are so many benefits of utilizing LED lights for your pool and outdoor spaces. Here are a few:

Efficiency

The truth is LED lights use nearly 85% less energy than conventional light bulbs do. What does this mean for you? This means less money spent on monthly energy and lighting costs. While it may be tempting to spend less on incandescent bulbs for your lights and fixtures, you will spend more overtime to replace them. Also, LED is much better for the environment.

Value

If everyone went with LED in the United States, the energy savings would be astounding. It is estimated that over the next 20 years, the switch to LED bulbs could save over $250 billion in energy costs, not to mention a significant decrease in carbon emissions. Also, you will dispose of fewer LED bulbs over your life due to their longevity, further reducing the carbon footprint that you leave behind. The value of LED is evident in lowering your monthly electricity bills and encouraging a friendlier environment.

Visibility

When considering how safe your pool area and deck are, think about visibility. Can you see well in and around the water? You want a clear, unobstructed view of your pool- particularly if you have children that swim. Additionally, you want to see well at night or after-dark, which is why you buy pool lighting fixtures to begin with. Make sure that you have the best lighting around your pool to enhance visibility and make the pool as safe as it can be.

Longevity

The secret behind LED’s efficiency is its longevity. Most LED bulbs last over 25,000 hours. This means you could leave your light on for over 15 years before you need to change the bulb! Incandescent and halogen bulbs pale in comparison—the typical lifespan of an incandescent bulb is only 1,000 hours.

Safety

Another benefit of LED is their inherent safety features. LED lights do not radiate heat, so they are far less of a fire risk, making them the safest option. Incandescent bulbs release heat which can be hazardous. It bears mentioning that curbing the need to frequently change and replace bulbs in pool lighting fixtures also reduces the potential for an accident, injury, or damage – either to your fixture, the pool, or yourself!

Quality

You do not need to sacrifice quality and brightness for the efficiency of LED. LEDs are bright and intense. Around a pool, they will lighten, brighten, and illuminate fully – just what you want for your outdoor spaces!

Speed

Have you ever noticed that there is a lag when you flip the switch or turn on a light when using incandescent bulbs? LED experiences less time to warm up, so your home is illuminated quickly and brightly the moment you turn it on.

Color

Another benefit to consider is one that you may not have thought of: the color rendering index. The Color Rendering Index (CRI) is simply higher in LED than in halogen or incandescent light bulbs or fixtures. This means that the colors illuminated with LED are the true colors of what you are seeing; the color is not distorted. The colors of LED lights are vibrant, real, and flattering.

Function

Another great reason to opt for LED lights near and around your pool is the great functionality they offer. LEDs can be installed with dimming capabilities, which will create unique atmospheres and cut down on your energy costs monthly. Plus, who doesn’t love the ability to adjust the lights according to the time, the occasion, and your mood?

Durability

Have you ever dropped or bumped a light bulb when you were changing it and had the filament inside break? This renders the bulb useless and may derail your plans of replacing it at that moment. LEDs do not utilize the same type of filament material, so it is more durable. The LED, or light-emitting diode, is secured in epoxy, so it is tough and more resilient to damage.

Illumination

The reason that LEDs have such fantastic illumination is due to their 180-degree lighting that they offer. LEDs utilize all light energy, not trapping or wasting it at all making for better illumination and brightening of your pool.

Reliability

As mentioned, LEDs are reliable, lasting many years. Though they may dim over the course of time, typically years into their service, they are long-lasting and dependable even in extreme conditions, elements, or weather.

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