Pool light bulbs are available in a variety of types, colors and sizes so you can find one that fits your existing pool set up. A new color changing replacement bulb with state of the art LED will give your pool character, help set the right backdrop for any backyard occasion and provide years of vibrant lighting options for your salt water pool. You'll be able to create a captivating atmosphere, enhance safety and transform your pool experience.
Incandescent light bulbs are ideal for providing a lot of light to your pool since white light travels farther compared to colored lighting. The cost to operate incandescent light bulbs is higher than LED and they don’t have the automatic color changing options. There are snap-on colored lenses available for some types of incandescent lights that can create some amazing colored effects if this option is appealing to you.
Choosing the right pool light bulb involves considering several factors to ensure optimal performance, efficiency and compatibility with you existing pool lighting system. The type of bulb is important, there are traditional incandescent bulbs and energy-efficient LED light bulbs. LED pool lights are a popular choice due to their longevity, energy efficiency and variety of color options. In addition, there are lights that are powered by solar energy from the sun and vibrant fiber optics pool lighting.
Other important factors to consider when replacing an existing pool light bulb include:
Color changing lights and LED lights are becoming more popular due to their energy efficiency and vibrant colors. They can cycle through multiple colors automatically or through a remote control. For a modest price, you can create a luxury resort atmosphere in your own backyard. If you are replacing an existing light bulb it’s best to identify your current lighting and match the type and size based on the existing specifications. A universal color changing underwater LED pool light for inground pools that's compatible with the major pool brands is ideal.
Replacing a pool light bulb requires caution and adherence to safety procedures to ensure a successful and safe installation. Here's a step by step guide to help you with changing a pool light bulb:
Pool light bulbs are available in either 120 volt or 12 volt. There is no difference in brightness but 12 volts is a lower and safer level of electricity. In some municipalities it is required that lights be wired to operate on 12 volts for swimming pool use. If this is the case you will notice a transformer that converts the 120 volts you find in most household outlets and reduces it down to 12 volts. If you are replacing a light and are unsure of the voltage there are few ways you can determine this. If there is a transformer than you can be sure it operates on 12 volts.
It can be difficult to determine how much lighting you need for your pool but the good news is there are a lot of inground pool lighting options available. If you want lighting to create a fun pool atmosphere for children you may want a color changing light while a white light would work great for relaxing evenings. Placement and the amount of light you use will change how the lighting looks. Consider adding more lights or choosing a color that compliments your pool liner.
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