High-intensity light-emitting diodes have started replacing older incandescent bulbs and lamps in many applications. LED technology offers many advantages other kinds of light generation: it uses less power, lights are more robust, it is versatile and it is easier to make LED lights waterproof. It is for these reasons that buying and installing an LED pool light is a good move.LED pool lights are normally designed to fit the same existing housings that the older kinds of pool lights fit into. Most of the LED lights are sold with adapter kits to fit the type of wet niche you have in your swimming pool. This makes the upgrade a lot easier. Even if you don't have a light housing in your pool, there is no need to do expensive, invasive alterations to your pool wall. Due to the relatively low profile that the LED lights have, there are models that are made to attach straight onto your pool wall, with the minimum damage and fuss.
The usual design of pool lights that incorporate LED's, is a normal round lens with a plastic back plate, which houses the printed circuit board that the LED's attach to. Many of these lights have electronics that regulate the power flow to the individual LED's. Lights can have a mixture of different color LED's in banks. By controlling which banks get power at the same time, many different color shades can be achieved by one pool light.
While LED pool lights are not as bright as halogen pool lights, illumination of larger pools is possible by synchronizing multiple LED lights in the same pool.Typically, these lights would be positioned along the same wall, so as to divide the area of the pool into equal sections.LED pool lights are much easier to water-proof than any other kind of pool light. This is due to the fact that the LED's never need replacing, so the expensive electronics can be resin-sealed. Only the low-voltage contacts need to be protected from water intrusion, and that can be done with minimum effort. Even if the connection is compromised by water, the LED's will not malfunction, they simply switch off.
LED lights operate at a lower temperature than incandescent or halogen bulbs, so there is less chance of condensation forming inside the lens, or around the conductive components of the lights. It is high temperature that causes rubber seals to perish quicker underwater, causing water intrusion and lamp failure.LED's work off low voltage, so in the case of swimming pool lights, they are powered by safety transformers that put out 12V AC. This makes it very safe to use underwater, since there is very little chance of anyone getting shocked due to insulation failure of conductors. Many LED pool lights work in conjunction with electronic transmitters that are operated via remote control. This makes it really convenient for pool owners to switch on their pool lights, without using wet hands on breakers on a circuit board.
Many LED lights can be connected to the same transformer, depending on its rating and power output, so your LED pool light can change color, modes, and be synchronized with other LED lights - these can be in the pool, in water features, or in your garden.