Underwater Lighting is a term used for lights that can be submersed to illuminate a given area for many different types of reasons. Underwater lighting is used to illuminate other dark and non-visible areas underwater, and is employed for industrial applications where work is to be carried out ie: underwater welding of pipes, and other types of submerged fabrications. This type of lighting is also used for oral purposes such as, the lighting of a swimming pool or garden pond and other similar water features.
Generally the bulbs in underwater lighting equipment are sealed into the unit which will produce a significant amount of heat, and then should remain submerged so the heat can disperse. Underwater lighting equipment must be manufactured from non-corrosive materials, and bronze in particular is material most manufacturers prefer. Underwater lighting can be floating, set into the sides or floor, or even free standing.
The electrical circuit for underwater lighting can be high or low voltage, and should be installed in accordance with local regulations for electrical safety.
Some of the many types of underwater lighting for ponds and ornamental pools can include;
o Submersible triple pond spotlights
o Submersible LED pond lights
o Rock lights
o Solar floating lights
o Submersible colored lights / spotlights
o Color changing lights floating / submersible
Rock lights help to keep the lighting system camouflaged and natural during day light hours. They are not noticeable during the day, and will clearly highlight the ponds best features during the night time hours. They are available in a variety of natural shapes and colors, are fully submersible and can be used in or out of a pool or pond.
Submersible pond lighting adds the finishing touch of beauty to any water garden environment or feature, and allows the viewing of night-time antics of fishes and evening blooming plants.
LED lighting systems produce stunning light effects in or around an ornamental pond, are energy efficient and provide an effective solution for pond illumination.
Solar floating lights add interest and illumination to ornamental ponds. These types of lights will charge in the daylight hours by storing the sun's energy to produce a dazzling light show at dusk and on into the night. The lights can house a choice of colors, generally red, amber or blue, and are weighed at the bottom to ensure maximum exposure to sunlight / daylight.
Other underwater lighting systems can also include lighting for large areas such as large ponds, lakes and even marine life such as seaside water-fronts, and some companies specialize in lighting for underwater photography.