The sound of running water can be very soothing, and by adding fountain lighting, you add a visual source of relaxation as well. Many homeowners decide to add a fountain to their yard or garden to create a tranquil oasis in the middle of the vast suburban desert.
If you have invested the time and money to install a water garden or fountain, then you will want to get the most enjoyment from it possible. You will be able to enjoy your garden feature at night as well as during the day by installing fountain lighting. If you are unsure of what you need or if you have further questions, ask an expert electrician for his advice.
Another boon to fountain lighting is that it creates a new look to your fountain. Your garden will have an added drama to it due to the way the moving water plays with the light. There are three attributes of the water that can affect the way the light appears from your fountain. These are: depth, clarity, and movement. Each of these factors in your fountain will influence the type of fixture and bulbs you will need.
Depth refers to how deep the water is. If your fountain is deeper than four feet, you should not put lights in the bottom. This is because of the as depth increases, it spreads out the light beam more and more, resulting in less of an effect from the light. Shallow fountains are better for fountain lighting than deeper ones.
Clarity is how clean is your water? It is very important for both the maintenance of your fountain’s moving parts and the lighting that you keep the water clean and clear. Fountains should be treated like swimming pools in this regard. Dirty water does not allow light to pass through it as well as clear, clean water. Additionally, if your fountain has a lot of dirt and debris in it, these will build up in the pipes and eventually clog them, rendering them useless.
Movement is constant with a fountain; as a result, the light will appear to move as well. If you are installing fountain lighting you will need to keep in mind that the light beam will not be as strong through the moving water as it would be through still water.
Choosing and installing these lights is not difficult to do if you have a basic knowledge of electricity, but if you need assistance in finding the best fountain lighting for your outdoor project, it would be best to ask an expert who will help to guide you through the steps for the selection and installation of these dramatic lights.