LED Lights versus Incandescent Lights for Swimming Pools

Mar 29, 2017

If you intend on using your swimming pool at night, lights are a necessity in order to see your way around the pool and to create a pleasant ambiance to the area. Today, you can choose different types of lights, such as LED and incandescent lights. For this reason, we offer you the following information about LED lights versus incandescent lights for swimming pools to help you make an informed decision.

Facts About Incandescent Lights

You are probably very familiar with incandescent bulbs for lighting since for years, these bulbs were the only ones available for indoor, outdoor and pool lighting. While the bulbs are inexpensive at about $1.25 a bulb and give off a warm yellow light, they burn out quickly after about 1,200 hours of use. Over time the cost of purchasing new bulbs of this style adds up to more than you realise. Years ago this did not matter since there were no alternatives, but that is no longer the case. On top of constantly replacing bulbs, these bulbs use six times the electricity than the LEDs do at present. Incandescent bulbs waste about 90-percent of the energy intake on heat and only use 10-percent of it for actual light transmission. Bulbs of this nature also produce a high level of ultraviolet and infrared radiation in case this is a concern for you. The glass and filaments that make up the incandescent bulbs are extremely fragile and both will break easily.

Details about LED Lights

LED lights are gaining popularity today for use in swimming pools for a number of reasons. One reason being is that their lifespan is almost 50 times as long as that of the incandescent bulbs. This means that you can expect up to 50,000 hours of illumination with LEDs instead of 1,200 hours of the typical incandescent bulbs. LED lights cost quite a bit more than incandescent ones do, but they make up for this extra expense by lasting longer. LEDs only emit ultraviolet or infrared radiation when they are designed for such a purpose, otherwise, they emit little if any of these types of radiation. Between the two types of lights in this information, LEDs are the most economical energy wise to operate since they consume 80-percent less energy than incandescent ones do each day. They also complement solar-powered lights in an efficient manner. With their shatterproof characteristic and lack of filaments, the LED lights are durable and difficult to break.

For additional info about LED lights versus incandescent lights for swimming pools, turn to Mr Pools. Our company designs and builds all shapes and sizes of custom in-ground pools that suit the exact needs of our clients. All workmanship and materials are top-notch quality.

Contact Details

Based in Homebush, we service the Sydney metro area and major regional areas. Contact us now to talk about your pool needs.

Unit 17, 11-21 Underwood Rd.
Homebush, NSW 2140

Phone: 02-9746-3033

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