WHY POND LIGHTING?
Nighttime is the only time one can see the whole pond, inside and out. During daylight hours the surface of the pond is highly reflective, acting like a mirror to the sun. You can see reflections of nearby objects like buildings and trees on the surface of the water, but it is very difficult, even with very clear water, to see down into the depths of the pond.
Pond lighting Information
We recommend using LED bulbs in pond lighting. We use Aquascape LED bulbs, 1 watt and 3 watt. Most pond systems take 2-3 lights and a transformer. Larger ponds may be use 4 or more lights.
Purpose of Pond Lighting
Not only is lighting up your pond an aesthetic choice, but it is also a safe choice. While you use your lighting to highlight and accentuate the pond’s appealing qualities, you have the added benefit of outlining clearly for your guests where the pond is so that they can be careful around it.
Places for lights:
Less is more with underwater lighting. Here are some places to consider:
- Light on waterfalls is dazzling.
- Illuminate the stream bed; the moving water will create magical lighting effects.
- Don’t just light water to light water. Feature objects which are interesting to look at, such as: – Interesting rock formations – Fish caves – Plant material, especially water lilies.
- Marginal plants
AquaReale also recommends using pond lights inside the pond to shine on things outside the pond. This reflective look makes it look like the water is dancing. Contact us to talk about lighting or any of your pond needs.