Pond Lights

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Pond lights are one of the best ways to add that perfect touch to a backyard pond. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your pond no matter what time of day or night it may be. Pond lights will allow you to really appreciate the fish and plants that you have worked so hard to nurture.

Pond Lights: Be Careful

Generally, water and electricity don't mix. This is the tricky part of installing pond lights. You want to make sure there is no water in your pond when you put in the lights for the first time. Granted, lights made for ponds are specially insulated and housed in water proof casings to prevent liquid from ever touching anything electrical. Still, it's better to be safe than sorry. Placing the lights will be a lot easier too if you don't have to reach into the water to do so.

Also be aware of the life in your pond. Will the lights disrupt their lives? Like people, fish need darkness in order to rest. The only difference is that fish don't have eyelids. For them, darkness is absolutely essential to help them sleep. If you are going to have lights in your pond be sure not to leave them on all the time. It will save electricity and the health of your poor fish.

Heat is another factor to consider. Lights generate heat. The size of a pond will determine the size if its lights. The bigger the pond, the bigger the lights you can have and vice versa. No matter what the size, however, make sure to get lights that generate as little heat as possible. You don't want to boil your fish and plants.

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