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.
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.
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.