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Getting started with pool lights

Pool light installation, repair, service

Swimming Pool Lights add ambiance and safety to your pool and the surrounding outdoor area. By lighting up the pool and generating a glow about the water, swimming pool lighting creates a distinct ambiance that is great even if you don’t plan on swimming. Swimming pool lights are added to the swimming pool also to increase its aesthetic value, especially at night. No matter how beautiful your swimming pool is during the day, all of its beauty will disappear in the dark at night. Pool lights not only add beauty to your pool but to your entire backyard as well. It can provide light and will make your swimming pool usable even during the night. However, if you are planning to install lights on your swimming pool for whatever reason, you must first know the different types of pool lights and understand which one is best for you. 

Dolphin Pool Services, LLC has a great selection of swimming pool lights. LED pool lights are now the standard, offering more brightness while using just a fraction of the energy compared to an incandescent or halogen bulb. LED pool lights also last much longer, saving you the time and hassle of replacing pool light bulbs that are hard to reach.

Pool light installation, repair, service
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LED pool lights

The first option you have for a swimming pool light is the LED pool lights. It is the most popular type of swimming pool light because of being an energy-efficient option. This option can be used on both in-ground and above-ground pools, which is why most people use it.
You can definitely save a lot of money if you choose LED pool lights. LED lights are so bright that you will only need a few bulbs to install in your pool. Moreover, it comes in different colors, so your options are comprehensive. 
LED lights are very inexpensive and can have a warranty of up to 5 years. So if you are looking for a quality, wide array of options and inexpensive pool light, then you might want to consider installing an LED pool light. 

Halogen pool lights

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If you are considering other than LED, halogen pool lights are another option.
Halogen pool lights are also inexpensive upfront. Therefore, this option is suitable if you want a pool light that can light up your pool area for an extended period. However, halogen lights are not energy efficient and can increase your electricity bill significantly. 
Another drawback of halogen pool light is that many pool owners notice that it tends to run hot, affecting your swimming experience. It is why this then-popular option of pool lights is not as widely used today as it was before.
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Incandescent pool lights/regular bulb

Even in this day and age, incandescent lights are still an option for pool lighting. It is the oldest light amongst your options which is why you can only seldomly see them installed on a pool. However, some people still opt for incandescent pool lights because of the natural color their bulb emits. 
It is also an inexpensive light bulb. However, those are the only positive things an incandescent can provide you. There are more negative than positive when choosing incandescent pool light. For instance, incandescent light is very inefficient. It wastes 90% of the energy it consumes, which will also reflect on your electricity bill. 
Moreover, incandescent pool light has a short lifespan. It can only run for 1,000 hours on average. After it runs for 1,000 hours, the light bulb should be replaced as it won’t work anymore. If you use it on underwater pool lightings, it can be inconvenient to replace it every 1,000 hours. At times, we have seen incandescent lights bulbs burn out every 30 days of usage.

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