A pond is the centrepiece of a garden. In the night, it becomes even more enchanting, creates mystery, Like from a fairytale. A key to such effect is proper lighting of your pond. Read up and see which pond lights are the best and what lighting should you install to make your garden look unique at night.
Pond lighting – safety above all
A pond deserves proper care. Lighting of it should be planned at the design stage. First and foremost so that you can Hide all cables and cords, and plan the electrical inputs too. Safety is of utmost importance as well. When planning your garden, you should consult an electrician who will help you plan electrical connections in a safe way.
Pond lighting – a LED light
A LED light is the most popular way to light a pond. You can find lamps in thousands of models, shapes, and colours, so you will surely find something you like. Such lamps are resistant to hostile environment conditions, but are not waterproof, so you cannot put them in the water. It has some pros – you can put them on walls of buildings, so they will not require earthworks in the garden for power cables.
LED lighting in the garden has many pros. The intense light will illuminate the pond area very precisely. Small lamps can be places by the shore, which will be aesthetically pleasing. A very interesting solution is offered in form of using lamps that are shaped like rocks, or camouflaged with proper colours. They’re not as visible and look good underwater.
Underwater pond lighting
Underwater pond lights can create unforgettable impressions. Their scattered light underlines the plants, illuminates the water, and makes the growth seem mysterious. It’s an amazing way to Light your pond. The light coming “from below” will bring out the magic in it.
You can go for a double LED setup or delicate underwater halogen lamps. The former are way stronger, and the latter are more subtle, more scattered. Halogen lamps are a good solution if you have decorative fish in your pond. Strong light will be a problem for them, and delicate light will underline their beauty.
Solar lamps – the most popular solution for pond lighting
Solar lamps have been gaining ground in the garden for a number of reasons. It’s hard to overestimate the pros of this solution, there’s a whole list worth of them. Solar lamps are ecological. They don’t consume grid electricity, which can be beneficial for your house budget. They can be moved at will with no need to destroy the whole garden to route power cables. They’re also pretty cheap.
Or so it seems, because solar lamps provide very little light. That means that you will need several to properly illuminate a pond, maybe even over a dozen of different sizes. They need to be put in place exposed to the sun. Having said that, they do have a Charm to them, and their delicate light makes every garden more beautiful. They might not expose the pond the same way grid light would, but they will certainly add a bit of mystery. The pond will look amazing after dark.