||Water Garden Lights
A large variety of lights are available for
both exterior and underwater use in a water
garden. An exterior light can spotlight your
water feature at night, adding interest and
drama to your garden. Underwater lights also
allow you to emphasize certain plants or
view fish in the dark. These lights are generally
low voltage and use transformers. |
Consider the following when purchasing
- All electrical cables should be carefully
placed so that they do not pose a safety
hazard. They should be securely hidden and
positioned so they will not be damaged by
equipment used in routine garden maintenance.
Cables should be weather resistant and capable
of handling the required amperage.
- Look for exterior lights that rotate up to
180 degrees so you can highlight
areas of your water feature.
It should be
easy to secure the light to
the ground with
a spike attached to the bracket
of the light.
- Underwater lights should be placed so that
the lenses do not get covered with dirt or
debris. Make sure you can reach the lights
for periodic cleaning. Since water diffuses
light, place the lenses close to the top
of the water. Be careful not to damage liners
when you are installing these lights.
- It is handy to have a set up that allows
you to remotely control the lighting from
- Make sure all parts of the lighting units
are suitable for the weather
Finally, remember to buy spare
you purchase your lights.