If you’re planning a backyard or pool area, you should be aware of the hazards associated with glaring pool lights. Glare not only impairs eyesight but can lead to accidents. In addition, pool area lighting should be designed so that people can see the effect of light instead of its source. You can achieve a glare-free environment by installing several types of lighting fixtures. Let’s take a look at some of the best options for pool area lighting.
First, consider the size and shape of the pool. If the interior is lighter than the rest of the space, you’ll want fewer lights in these areas. Lights that reflect light are also more effective, but they’ll be difficult to spot. Consider the size of the pool and how many lights will best fit the space. A small pool may need fewer lights than a large one, and an overly-lit area may make it look unbalanced and out of balance.
Once you’ve decided to purchase lights for your pool area, you should consider their cost and lifespan. While LEDs are expensive to buy, they’ll last for years. Another important factor to consider is the cost of installation and maintenance. Lastly, you should choose strategically-placed lights. They should be facing away from the pool’s seating area and illuminate the pool at different angles. You can even install a multi-color LED light if you choose to do so.
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