How To Change Your Pool Lights From Halogen To LED

by Pool Builders on 01-13-2013 in Articles

If you have had halogen lights in your pool since the dawn of time, you may want to consider switching to LED pool lights. LED pool lights are more energy efficient and do not produce the same warmth that halogen lights do, making them safer to use for lengthier time periods.

In the past, LED lights often could not illuminate enough surface area. The world of LED has improved drastically over the years and now offers plentiful choices for quality lighting options. If you already have halogen pool lights, you know how wonderful your pool looks at night.

Pool lighting creates a nearly magical atmosphere. If you do not have lights you may want to consider investing in them. Swimming at night is a great way to unwind after a stressful day.

Halogen lights are different from LED lights. The main points you need to know are as follows:

• LED burns "cool" which means they're safer if you accidentally come into contact with one

• LED lights come in a variety of color options up to 16 modes of colour

• Halogen needs to be replaced more often than their LED counterparts

• Effective LED lights can illuminate your pool as well as halogen while still maintaining that ethereal atmosphere with less power

• LED pool lights are often much easier to replace than Halogens

The best reason to purchase LED lights is that they are considered to be more eco-friendly than halogen. They use less energy than halogen lights however may cost a bit more than halogens for the initial purchase price, but you easily recover the cost due to the extended lifespan of the LED when compared with the lifespan of a halogen bulb.

There are some size differences between halogen lights and LED to consider. It would be ideal to measure, or if possible, to take one of your existing halogen bulbs with you when shopping around for pool lighting. You will get a better idea of how easy it will be to find LED lights locally. It is also a good idea to ask about installation so that you know what to expect.

In addition to considering the size of the your lights, you will want to consider ease of replacement. If you have decided to shift from halogen to LED, you will already benefit from the lengthier LED lifespan. That translates into fewer light changes. It is possible that once the light's are installed that they can be very easily replaced whenever necessary. It is a good idea to consider how easily you can obtain the lights as well.

If you prefer to shop locally, you may want to make a list of the shops, which carry the LED pool light's you choose. The same principle holds true for shopping online. If you find a website, which offers your pool lighting, and shopping online is easier for you, make sure you give them a call to answer all of your questions before purchasing.

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