LED

Viewing posts tagged LED

MicroBrite – Color and White LED Pool Light

Have you ever been in a pool or spa and accidentally touched the underwater light? If so, you probably noticed how hot it was – not hot enough to burn you but enough to get your attention. This is only one of the issues that we have had with traditional pool lights, but Pentair’s new MicroBrite lights fix a lot of those issues. In this post, we will go through the benefits of the MicroBrite light and show you how it has completely changed pool lighting for the better.

Sizing & Spacing

The first thing you will notice about the MicroBrite is how small it is. Compared to traditional pool light fixtures, it is about 1/10th the size in surface area. This means that lighting can be placed in much more unique and niche areas than previously possible. Our new method involves 4 MicroBrite lights total, 3 in the pool and 1 in the spa. This light placement provides another benefit of evenly dispersed lights. Many old pools only have 1 large light, leaving 1 half of the pool looking like a Christmas tree and the other completely dark. However, the spacing of the MicroBrites gives a cohesive lighting to the pool.

Cost

You may be wondering: how much more expensive is the MicroBrite? Especially if you recommend 4 lights total! Well, because the MicroBrite is so much smaller than old light fixtures, the pricing ends up being roughly the same. This means you get a superior lighting experience for the same price!

Wattage & Efficiency

We have many customers that come to us concerned over the safety of pool light fixtures, worried they could electrocute swimmers. We helped tackle these concerns in our post on electrical safety, which you can read here. With the MicroBrite, pool owners can be even more confident in their pool safety because the MicroBrite uses a low volt system, compared to traditional pool lights that are line voltage (120V). This brings safety benefits, but it also means your LED lights are more efficient and longer lasting, with 10 times longer lives than incandescent lights.

Quality

All these benefits sound great, but they mean nothing if you are sacrificing quality, but, luckily, that is not the case for the MicroBrite. The MicroBrite is the brightest ultra-compact light around and offers uniform light display. Additionally, the wide range of color offerings help liven up your pool, whether you are having a party or just swimming with the family.

The MicroBrite allows you to customize your pool lighting how you see fit, while saving you money and maintaining the highest standard of quality. The MicroBrite has been a massive success and our recent customers have been thrilled with its performance. If you are interested in retrofitting your pool with MicroBrite lights give JZ a call at (562) 881-6000.

Light Up Your House with LEDs 💡 and Save 💲

LED lights were first developed in the 60’s, but did not become popular for almost 50 years after. Nowadays, everywhere you look you’ll see LED lights, and there’s a reason for that. LED lights are not only more efficient than incandescent lights, but also much more customizable. The various shapes and sizes of LED lights provide limitless opportunities allowing you to customize your project as you wish. In this article, we’ll highlight various benefits of LED lights and offer various options to help illuminate your house.

Benefits of LEDs

Longer Life

LED lights don’t burn out like regular lights, and, as a result, last much longer with a life expectation of 100,000 hours. In other words, if you were to leave an LED light on for 8 hours a day it would take about 20 years before having to replace the LED light.

More Efficient

Incandescent bulbs make light by heating a metal filament that releases light and energy – the only problem with this is that 80-90% of this energy is released as heat not light. LED lights are the opposite as their energy is released as 80-90% light and not heat. This means LED lights need less energy to light the same amount of space compared to incandescent lights.

Less Heat

The improved efficiency of LED lights allows them to give off less heat than other light bulbs. This means that LEDs will remain cool and not heat up a space; thus, LED lights can save you money by lessening the need for AC or fans.

Less Expensive

Because LED lights use less energy, they therefore cost less money. People often assume LEDs cost more because their upfront price is higher, but their energy efficiency paired with their longer life expectancy causes them to actually be much cheaper than incandescent or halogen bulbs.

Environmentally Friendly

LED lights do not emit UV and infrared light causing them to be much more environmentally friendly. LEDs also do not contain any toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable.

Design Flexibility

LED lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors allowing for flexibility in design and various methods for illumination. LED lights can also be individually dimmed allowing dynamic control of lighting, color, and distribution. With LED lights, you can achieve miraculous lighting effects not only for the eye but also for the mood and mind. We’ll cover a few of the places LEDs could be used in your yard to help customize your lighting and upgrade your yard as a whole.

Yard Lights

Yard lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes from spotlights to flood lights to specialty lighting. One common use of LED lights is to illuminate a specific plant within your yard. LED lights can also light walkways or decks to emphasize them. The possibilities for lighting your yard with LEDs are truly limitless and an LED light can be placed anywhere you can imagine.

Pool Lights

Nothing is more eye catching than a well-lit pool, and this is why pools are the perfect spots for LEDs. The large color range of LEDs is beneficial in a pool as you can illuminate the water in any color of the rainbow. LED lights can also light up water features like a waterfall or spitters. Regardless of your choice, LED lights are a must in any pool for night swimming.

Home Lights

LED lights work not only outdoors but also inside. Replacing any simple light from a lamp to a ceiling light with an LED will help to save you money and benefit the environment. The option to dim LEDs is especially helpful indoors and can help set the mood. So next time your incandescent bulb burns out, try upgrading to an LED light.

LED lights are better than incandescent bulbs in almost every way, and in our eyes there’s no reason not to make the switch. However, be careful not to go overboard and light up your yard like it’s Christmas; light placement is an art and sometimes less is more.

Light Up Your House with LEDs

LED lights were first developed in the 60’s, but did not become popular for almost 50 years after. Nowadays, everywhere you look you’ll see LED lights, and there’s a reason for that. LED lights are not only more efficient than incandescent lights, but also much more customizable. The various shapes and sizes of LED lights provide limitless opportunities allowing you to customize your project as you wish. In this article, we’ll highlight various benefits of LED lights and offer various options to help illuminate your house.

Benefits of LEDs

Longer Life

LED lights don’t burn out like regular lights, and, as a result, last much longer with a life expectancy of 100,000 hours. In other words, if you were to leave an LED light on for 8 hours a day it would take about 20 years before having to replace the LED light.

More Efficient

Incandescent bulbs make light by heating a metal filament that releases light and energy – the only problem with this is that 80-90% of this energy is released as heat not light. LED lights are the opposite as their energy is released as 80-90% light and not heat. This means LED lights need less energy to light the same amount of space compared to incandescent lights.

Less Heat

The improved efficiency of LED lights allows them to give off less heat than other light bulbs. This means that LEDs will remain cool and not heat up a space; thus, LED lights can save you money by lessening the need for AC or fans.

Less Expensive

Because LED lights use less energy, they therefore cost less money. People often assume LED’s cost more because their upfront price is higher, but their energy efficiency paired with their longer life expectancy causes them to actually be much cheaper than incandescent or halogen bulbs.

Environmentally Friendly

LED lights do not emit UV and infrared light causing them to be much more environmentally friendly. LEDs also do not contain any toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable.

 

Design Flexibility

LED lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors allowing for flexibility in design and various methods for illumination. LED lights can also be individually dimmed allowing dynamic control of lighting, color, and distribution. With LED lights, you can achieve miraculous lighting effects not only for the eye but also for the mood and mind. We’ll cover a few of the places LEDs could be used in your yard to help customize your lighting and upgrade your yard as a whole.

Yard LEDYard Lights

Yard lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes from spotlights to flood lights to specialty lighting. One common use of LED lights is to illuminate a specific plant within your yard. LED lights can also light walkways or decks to emphasize them. The possibilities for lighting your yard with LEDs are truly limitless and an LED light can be placed anywhere you can imagine.

Pool LEDPool Lights

Nothing is more eye catching than a well-lit pool, and this is why pools are the perfect spots for LEDs. The large color range of LEDs is beneficial in a pool as you can illuminate the water in any color of the rainbow. LED lights can also light up water features like a waterfall or spitters. Regardless of your choice, LED lights are a must in any pool for night swimming.

Home LEDsHome Lights

LED lights work not only outdoors but also inside. Replacing any simple light from a lamp to a ceiling light with an LED will help to save you money and benefit the environment. The option to dim LEDs is especially helpful indoors and can help set the mood. So next time your incandescent bulb burns out, try upgrading to an LED light.

LED lights are better than incandescent bulbs in almost every way, and in our eyes there’s no reason not to make the switch. However, be careful not to go overboard and light up your yard like it’s Christmas; light placement is an art and sometimes less is more.

Pentair 5G LED IntelliBrite Light Show

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the past pool and spa lights were big consumers of energy and they didn’t last very long. They were simply on/off with a white color or maybe a plastic lens to go over that always managed to fall off. Today revolutionary LED IntelliBrite pool and spa lights utilize 1/5th the energy and have 10 times longer lifespan.

So there is less worry about leaving the lights on. The best part about the IntelliBrite is that they have several color modes to choose from. You can pick one solid color, like red for Halloween blood or maybe Party Mode as in the video below. There are modes such as Americana, Sunset, Romance and several others.

Bottom line: If you have lights that aren’t working well or are simply old, it is time to upgrade to the new LED color changing light system so that you can really enjoy flipping them on at night for a light show along with the safety of swimmers in the pool.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/0Ij_99zdfAw”][/vc_column][/vc_row]