Ponds are a wonderful feature for any garden and if you want to make the most of them, then it is can to be a good idea to ensure that you light them in the evenings. This will allow you to spend time outside in the evening enjoying your pond even when it is dark. When your pond is illuminated at night it has an entirely different feel than it does in the day and can give your garden a wonderful atmosphere.
Having a pond in your garden also brings many benefits to wildlife as it will thrive in your pond. This will give your garden a more natural look and will be admired by any visitors. Unfortunately, lighting a pond can be a complicated process. In the past it was only possible to light your pond using electricity from the mains, but this is something that has changed. It is now possible to use solar lighting to illuminate your pond throughout the year.
Previously, the installation of pond lighting was a complicated and even potentially dangerous process. Everybody knows that water and electricity do not mix well and so it was often the case you would have to hire in an expensive professional to install your solar powered pond lighting.
If you think back a few years, there was solar power lighting available, but it was often unattractive as the size of the solar cells, which collected the electricity, needed to be large. This however is no longer the case as the technology has advanced significantly in recent years.
It is now possible to have solar cells that gather enough electricity to light your pond in the evening without them being ugly in your garden. Another reason the technology has improved is because lights have also become incredibly efficient. LED lighting technology users far less electricity than traditional bulbs, which means the solar cells need to collect less electricity.
With the electricity prices changing regularly, and normally to be more expensive, lighting your pond may feel like an unnecessary expense. Fortunately solar power removes the worry about having an increased electricity bill. Not only are you going to be saving money in the long term, but you are also going to be helping the environment, by not causing global warming.
The range of solar powered lighting is really incredible and you are sure to find something to suit your needs. Another benefit of LED lighting is that it comes in a wide range of colours, which mean you will be able to light your pond whatever way you want.
Solar powered lights also mean you can have something called floating lighting, which is entirely wire free and illuminates your pond by the lights floating on the surface of the water. This creates an almost magical feel in your garden. Don’t just think you have to limit yourself to lighting your pond however, there are a whole range of solar powered lights available for gardens.