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How to: Get the Most From Your Pond Lighting

When looking to add illumination to a pond or water feature, it is important to think about what you would like to achieve. Are you looking to illuminate the whole pond or accentuate a feature such as a fountain, waterfall or statue?
Posted on: May 08, 2017

When looking to add illumination to a pond or water feature, it is important to think about what you would like to achieve.

Are you looking to illuminate the whole pond or accentuate a feature such as a fountain, waterfall or statue?

There are many different lights to choose from:

  • Halogen
  • LED
  • Spotlights
  • Floodlights

Illumination of a Pond

Halogen lights are better for large scale illumination; a 20 watt halogen lamp is capable of illuminating up to 3m into the water.

A wider angle light will be better, over 20° angle (30° on smaller lights) is ideal to floodlight a pond.
The OASE Lunaqua 3 and 10 systems are ideal for any pond size and can be used in or out of the water.*

Spotlight Effects on Fountains or Waterfalls

Running waterfalls and light work amazingly well together; strategically positioned LED lights just under the lip of a waterfall or directed up into the spray of a fountain give dramatic effects.
The OASE Lunaqua LED range are all great additions for clear, crisp illumination, especially when used in shallow water.
All of these lights are also suitable for use in or out of the water so it is possible to highlight objects or plants around the periphery of the water garden.

Illuminating a Stream

As with spotlighting a fountain or waterfall, the illumination of a moving stream can create a very dynamic and interesting effect. Using small LED lights such as the Lunaqua Mini’s, which can be easily hidden in shallow water, every movement of a gentle stream or raging torrent can be illuminated.
*Lunaqua 10 with 75 watt Halogen must be used under water.

LED Gardening Lighting

Our unique range of 12 Volt outdoor lighting products are stylish, energy efficient, economical and most importantly “Safe and Easy” to use. The new generation of PondMAX pond and garden lights are manufactured using the latest technology, quality materials and modern designs. PondMAX LED 12 Volt lighting systems can use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent or halogen 240V AC lights. Thanks to our Plug & Play system of cables and screw connectors, installation is easy.

Simply position your lights and connect them up to the transformer via our range of cables and accessories. Most PondMAX pond and garden lights come fitted with a 5 or 10 metre heavy duty cable for safe connection. This brochure will help you choose the right light for your garden or pond. In no time you can create your own amazing lighting effects with the PondMAX selection of lights and accessories. The opportunities are left to your imagination from soft warm white to multi-colour lighting effects.


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