Pond Lighting is a Welcome Addition to Your Backyard Pond Design

There is nothing quite like beautiful backyard pond design that includes pond lighting. Pond lighting allows you to enjoy your pond at night, putting light and attention on your favorite parts of your pond design. Because pond lighting is a popular addition to backyard ponds, there are many options for you to choose from. In this post, we will look at some of the most popular lighting options that are available and what to avoid.

Submersible pond lighting. As you probably have guessed from the name, submersible pond lighting involves lights that are submerged in the water allowing light to shine up through the water. Submersible lights are a great option for those with water features like large waterfalls.

Pond downlighting. Pond downlighting is when you have lights that are installed above your pond shining down onto the water. These lights are often desired because of the appearance of natural light they create and the fact that they are much less likely to have any issues that lights that are installed in your backyard pond’s water.

Pond uplighting. Like pond downlighting, pond uplighting involves lights that are outside of your backyard pond’s water. Typically, these lights are directional so that you can install them and then move them so that they give you the exact look you’re going for. Like downlighting, uplighting usually means a longer life for your lights than those that are submerged in the water.

What to avoid.  The number one mistake you should make sure to avoid when it comes to pond lighting in your backyard pond design. First, you should make sure that none of your lights are creating a glare on your pond’s surface. The last thing you want is for your backyard pond to be difficult to look at. If you’re using submersible lights, it’s also important that you make sure that your pond water is as clear and free of debris as possible.