Solar pond lights. Submersible pond lights. Floating pond lights
Adding pond lights not only adds beauty to what you have created it also can provide a warm and relaxing feeling that lasts well into the evening. As is the case with so many products, not all pond lights are created equal. They come in different wattages, colours, are stationary or can be swiveled. Lights can be placed to accent a waterfall, fountain, plants, fish or rock wall. Some lights can only be used around the pond, some are submersible and some can be used both, in and out of the water. Floating light are also popular and so are coloured underwater pond lights. Here is a brief overview of what is available:
1- Solar pond lights. Save on electricity. Maintenance for these lights is basically the same as for the standard garden solar lights. Batteries will have to be replaced every two or three years.
2- Submersible pond light can turn even a simple small pond into an attractive piece of landscaping. These lights should be properly secured to prevent them from sinking to the bottom. Depending on the depth of your pond, you should get at least 35 to 75 watt bulbs. Deeper ponds require higher wattage. Most underwater lights use 12 volt halogen lamps. A transformer is required.
3- Floating pond lights are a nice addition to any pool. Since they float on the surface they don't have to be very powerful.
Floating pond lights tucked in between water lilies