Illuminating Water Features

Illuminating Water Features

There is nothing quite as calming and relaxing as the sound and movement of water. Whether you’re spending an afternoon listening to soothing ocean waves gently lapping against the shore or admiring the way a waterfall cascades over jagged rocks, feeling the light mist on your arms, there is no denying that water inspires meditative contemplation.

While not everyone is lucky enough to live in a waterfront mansion, everyone with a reasonably sized yard, or even a larger patio or balcony, can transform their outdoor space into a serene retreat by adding a water feature; there is one for every taste, space, and budget.

Fountains

From an easy-to-install, portable fountain vase to an ornate, multi-tiered fountain, when it comes to these popular water features, choices are endless. Whichever you select, you are sure to add a touch of relaxation and wonder to your yard.

Ponds

Whether you install a simple, low-maintenance ornamental pool or an elaborate water garden or fish pond with its own mini-ecosystem, ponds can dramatically transform your backyard, helping create a tranquil, almost therapeutic setting that you and your family can enjoy. Can you think of a better place to read your favorite novel than by a lovely koi pond?

Waterfalls

Waterfalls enhance the look of your property and create a captivating focal point. Often made with natural and durable material such as stone, they are visually striking and bring sound and vitality to your backyard.

While these water features add oodles of curb appeal to your property during the day, unless you illuminate them at night, you cannot enjoy their visual appeal after sunset. When choosing the lighting fixtures for your water feature, a crucial consideration is whether you want to place them in or out of the water.

Underwater Lights

For safety reasons, only use fixtures designed to be used underwater. Our low voltage pond lights, for instance, can be fully submerged underwater and are perfect for adding a warm, intriguing glow to your pond, waterfall, or fountain. Completely sealed and featuring a 180-degree swivel bracket, they deliver on both the aesthetics and safety aspects.

Out of Water Lights

Choosing which light fixtures to use will depend on many factors, including how close the light will be to the water feature and the effect you want to achieve. For example, if the fixture is close to a waterfall and is likely to get wet, a low voltage pond light is a suitable choice. If it is more removed from the water source, you can use a combination of spotlights, path and area lighting, and well lights to create the mood that you desire.

How do you illuminate your water features at night? Tell us by commenting below.