Garden ponds can often be over looked once the sun goes down, but with a few simple accessories your pond will transform your garden into an incredibly atmospheric space.
The first accessory to consider adding, if you have not already done so, would be some pond lighting. There are a lot of different ways to light your pond and water features. Underwater lights will highlight your fish swimming, external spotlights will highlight features around your pond such as waterfalls and fountains while contemporary light designs can become a feature themselves.
LED vs Halogen
When buying submersible pond lights, you now have the choice of LED or Hallogen bulbs. The main difference being the yellow warm glow that a halogen bulb produces in comparison to the contemporary bright white light that the LED bulbs produce. However, it is also it is also worth noting that LED bulbs are more energy efficient so cheaper to run and have a notably longer life than halogen bulbs.
Submersible pond lights are fantastic for highlighting your fish swimming at night. With the PondXpert Brightpond and Pondolight light sets, you can change the colour of the lights with the complimentary coloured light filters (red, green, blue or orange). If you’d like to disguise your submersible pond lights then the PondXpert Triple Rock Lights set is cased in a realistic stone effect casting and will blend into your pond environment.
However, if you’re more interested in lighting your pond in general, rather than particular areas, the Heissner LED Rope light can impressively highlight your pond edges with either white or coloured light.
Lighting water features
If you have taken the time to create a beautiful water feature in your pond, then the addition of lighting could transform it into something magical.
If you run a fountain, the new Hozelock LED Light Ring will illuminate your fountain. It is designed specifically to attach to the Hozelock Cascade or EasyClear, but it does have adjustable fittings so it will fit most pumps.
Creating new features with lighting
If you’d like to add a completely new feature to your pond using light, then the following lighting sets will float on your pond surface and create a real talking point. For instance, you can put the Velda Solar Floating Globes into the pond to create a unique, modern appearance with floating orbs that rest on the surface of the pond. This look can also be achieved with the Heissner Floating Solar Globes (three pack). If you would prefer something that resembles a plant, the PondXpert Solar Lily will fit the brief as it is in the shape of a Lily (and runs off solar energy too!).
If electric lighting is not practical for your pond set up, then there is a great selection of Solar Pond Lights now available. Click here to view the full range of solar powered feature lights and submersible spotlights.
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