- Do I need a LED pool light controller?
Swimming pool lights are typically used for two purposes: traditional, to help see, or simply for aesthetics. Swimming pool lights help illuminate your pool water, creating unique and beautiful effects for your guests and family. They add an additional glow to finish the beauty your pool brings to your home at night
At first, simple white lights were only available. Then, you were able to buy colored lens covers to illuminate certain colors. Now, pool owners can take advantage of colored lights that bring programmable light shows to create different ambiences to fit your mood and special occasion.
For a long time, if you wanted to truly beautify your pool with lights, fiber optic was the sure way to go. In fact, it may have been one of the only ways to go. With the introduction of LED, pool owners have more options to choose from. And with more options, comes more questions and concerns. Not to mention that in ground pool lights are not as flexible as other pool equipment to replace. You definitely want to get it right the first time.
Let’s discuss some of the key benefits and advantages each light has in hopes of saving you precious money and time. Hopefully by the end, you will have made up your mind about which light is best suitable for your swimming pool.
A Light Emitting Diode, better known as LED, is an old technology quickly becoming the standard in pool lighting. Discovered in the 1920s, LEDs were usually confined to small circuit indicator lights like you would find on a remote control or kids’ toys. Their efficient power usage was ideal for small devices that had limited battery power. They were limited to that role because initial LED technology proved too weak for area lighting. The popularity and technology development of LEDs have taken leaps and bounds in the last few years due to the government enforced phasing out of the standard incandescent light bulbs. (more…)