Color-changing LEDs Outshine Other Pool Lights

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Apr 10, 2012 2:45:05 PM


When the sun goes down in your backyard, a good lighting system will illuminate your pool & spa and create dazzling evening scenery.

Today, the lighting system of choice for swimming pools is LED (Light Emitting Diodes). LED illumination will bath your pool, spa, water features, and other decorative elements in stunning jewel-tone colors.

The revolutionary technology controls intensity to deliver sensational lighting results. The colors can remain fixed, or you can set them to rotate for even greater visual drama.

A good LED system will also provide the ability to alternate or synchronize two or more colors. This way, you can change the spa—say to magenta—while the pool is set to blue. Or, you can match the spa to the pool; for example, they could both be set to white.

LED systems are also easy to operate, and they really deliver on performance. With semiconductor technology, they achieve a lifespan that eclipses traditional incandescent bulbs—tens of thousands of hours of radiant colors before the LEDs burn out. And with no bulbs (or moving parts) to change, you virtually eliminate the need for related service calls.

Yet another LED benefit: They can save money. They boast superb energy efficiency—particularly when compared to other pool lighting systems such as halogens, metal halides, and incandescent bulbs.

Due to the strength of the light, LEDs also do a much better job than fiber-optic lights when it comes to illuminating pools that are large, have 8-foot depths, or have black or deep blue interior finish.

Best of all, LEDs take backyard entertainment to a whole new level with breathtaking, color-changing light shows.

These exciting displays instantly set the mood and entertain your senses with a continuously changing kaleidoscope of flashing lights at various speeds. Fixed LED colors will blend and transition to create hundreds of “dancing” colors—and lots of fun!

Each vivid show is different. For example, one version may slowly transition whites and blues for a tranquil effect that’s well-suited to an intimate cocktail party. Another might cycle through red, white, and blue—perfect for a July Fourth BBQ. For a large backyard bash, you might choose a high-energy show with hundreds of quickly flashing festive hues.

With all of their terrific benefits, LED is by far the best choice for lighting your new pool or remodel. When choosing your builder, be sure they offer LEDs. In addition, remember to ask what options—such as the number of fixed colors and the number of light shows—the particular system offers for your backyard beauty and entertainment.

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