Pool Lighting Options - Part 4

Solar Pool Lighting

Solar Floating Globe Pool LightsSolar pool lights are an eco-friendly way to light up your pool. They float on top of the water’s surface and have a solar panel that collects energy from the sun and charges a rechargeable battery located within the light. At night, the lights are automatically turned on via an electronic light sensor. Most solar pool lights use an LED bulb for energy efficiency and can last up to eight hours per solar charge.

Solar pool lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be a simple globe or disc shape, or look like frogs, lily pads, and even floating jellyfish. They also come in an array of different colors, and some can create multi-colored patterns of dancing light throughout the pool. Most solar pool lights are weighted to help keep them in one place; others float freely around the pool and come with a nylon anchor for when you want them to stay in a particular area. Some can also come with a stake, pole, or stand and be used for landscape lighting when the pool is closed for winter.

Solar pool lights have many benefits: they have no electricity costs, are maintenance free, and easy to install—just toss them in the water. They can be used as accent lighting for both inground and aboveground pools, as well as spas and ponds. Solar pool lights usually cost under $20, but they are not nearly as bright as other lighting sources, so you’ll need to purchase multiple units.

Photo courtesy of Smart Solar USA; products available at naturessolarlights.com

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