Choosing the Right Pond Light

As the nights grow warmer there are more opportunities to enjoy your pond well into the evening hours.  Pond and fountain lights are beautiful accents which provide a great deal of flexibility to create the perfect nighttime pondscape.

LED and Halogen are the two primary categories of pond lights, each having their own advantages:

LED Lights
The primary advantage of LED lights is that they last 2 to 10 times longer than halogen lights.  They are also more energy efficient per watt of output, and run cooler making them less likely to warm the pond.  LED lights are more expensive than their Halogen brethren, although the price differential continues to narrow.  The main disadvantage is their lower wattage, with a maximum of 6 to 8 watts available on the market today.

Halogen Lights
Halogen lights are not as durable as LED's, but they are still quite good.  The main advantage is they are available in much higher wattages, commonly available in wattages ranging from 20 to 40 per light.  In addition, most Halogen light sets have color lens covers allowing you to change the color of the lighting effect without having to replace the entire light.   These lights will run quite a bit warmer than LED's, so be aware of potential pond warming effects.

See our complete selection of Pond Lights.

Featured Lights 

What we really love about this light (20W, halogen)is that it has an adjustable beam, meaning you can open it up to create a soft flood light, or tighten it down to highlight a pond feature.  Must be used with the Oase 150W Transformer (can connect up to 7 lights).  By the way, the transformer is submersible - very cool! Can be used in our out of the water.

Available in LED 6.5 watts, LED 7.5 watts; or Halogen 20 watt and Halogen 50 watt.  Can be used in or out of the water.  Must be used with the Savio transformer (20 watt or 50 watt)

These LED lights are perfect to create a soft ambiance and at an affordable price point.
The most popular is the 3 light kit which comes with a transformer. 

Cal Pump Power Control Center  , a great accessory to independently control your lights, pumps and UV clarifiers.  Available in 15' and 50' cords.