POOL PERIMETER STRIP LIGHTING
Lighting a swimming pool during the night or twilight creates for a magical shimmer which makes the most of the water feature. LightEFX fibre optics can be used to create an enticing atmosphere at the poolside, installed easily lighting the entire perimeter of the pool, whether your pool is round, rectangular or a kidney-shaped. This means that the light distribution from the side of the pool is even, making a much more professional look. In addition to the attractive shimmering appearance created, the pool's edge becomes detailed in the dark, making the pool easier to spot and consequently safer.
STRIP LIGHTING OPTIONS:
LED STRIP LIGHT & FIBRE OPTIC ROPE PERIMETER
It’s POOL season again! Whether you’re a new build or updating your current pool, LightEFX is here to help you decide the best options for your pool. At LightEFX we have done all the hard work for you, we have researched, trialled and tested the very best in quality pool lighting to help alleviate any stress you may have when it comes to choosing lighting for your pool environment. One of the biggest issues we have seen to date is the propaganda behind LED strip lighting for pool perimeter, and how LED strip is marketed as “the best option” in pool perimeter lighting when compared to fibre optics.
THE TRUTH ABOUT LED POOL LIGHTING
Perimeter lighting has become increasingly popular over the last decade, and what seems to be a cost-effective lighting feature, actually creates headaches for electricians and pool owners. The IP68 rated LED strip lighting is waterproof, however most of these LED strips are not properly treated for chlorine and salt-water environments, this leads to corrosion and failure of the LEDs which ends up costing more in replacement and overall a nuisance due to the same issue repeating over time.
LEDs are promoted of having life spans greater than 30,000 plus hours, this is true provided the correct conditions have met. Poorly made heat sinks, aluminium mounting tracks and power inputs play an important role with the lifespan of LEDs, if any or all of these components are not correctly adhered to the lifespan of the LEDs is dramatically reduced.
Another factor to consider when installing powered lighting is the opportunity of electricity and water contact. There have been a number of issues worldwide and a fatal incident with low voltage lighting in Florida, United States, a risk you would want to remove by all means necessary when choosing the most appropriate lighting.
WHAT OTHER OPTIONS DO I HAVE?
FIBRE OPTIC PERIMETER ROPE LIGHTING
LightEFX introduces a fibre optic system for perimeter lighting. The benefits of fibre optics is that it only carries light and no power. There are no LEDs or globes in the fibre cable, only fibre optic strands in-cased in a clear UV protective sheath. The fibre optic light cable transmits only light from the light source called the illuminator.
This immediately removes the risk of water and electricity contact and reduces maintenance costs. There will never be any failed LED dark spots or the need to replace faulty LEDs in the fibre cable. It distributes a clean, cold light throughout the perimeter of the pool, making it a fine choice for your backyard wonderland.
SO WHY GO WITH FIBRE OPTICS?
EASE OF ACCESS
The LED light source unit (illuminator) connected to the fibre optic perimeter cable is appropriately designed for a long-life span. This means there is little chance of lamp replacement before 30,000 hours and an extremely low maintenance option.
Illuminators are installed in a convenient location preferably in the pool pump area for any maintenance servicing requirements and future upgrades.
TOTAL CONTROL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Remotely or wirelessly controlled, the LightEFX pool perimeter lighting can be integrated with home automation devices giving you the control to customise your “mood”. At the touch of a button, you can choose colours hi-lighting the edge of your pool.
LightEFX provides upgrade services for existing fibre optic and LED strip lighting. Whether looking to replace non-working components or integration with home automation.