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Thread: How many LED lights and where should we put them?

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    Tallahassee, FL

    How many LED lights and where should we put them?

    Trying to figure out if our size pool (16x34...really 16x29 when you remove the sunshelf area) will need 1 or 2 LED lights? Any suggestions on where we should put them? Attached is the pool layout I made in paint (so it is definitely not to scale!). We want to avoid putting the light(s) on the wall in the deep end since that will face the house.

    We are also debating doing LED bubblers...any thoughts on those? Or would maybe a smaller step light work for the sunshelf? Or should we not even worry about lighting the sunshelf? Thanks for the help!
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: How many LED lights and where should we put them?

    If you want your pool really lit up, then I would recommend 2. But I would put them on a long wall. 1/3 distance from each end. I thing that would spread the light about as evenly as you can. Lights Facing away from the house/ gathering area.
    If you did that, then the one nearest the sunshelf would light it and the steps up a bit too.

    If you put one each side of the steps, the there will be a big difference in brightness between the shallow and deep end. Especially with the longer color wavelengths, like red and purple.
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    Re: How many LED lights and where should we put them?

    I think Divin Dave gave you the perfect recommendation. Two for sure and along a long wall. I would put them on the wall that faces away from your sitting area outside if possible.
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    Re: How many LED lights and where should we put them?

    I think on the long walls makes sense ... I might consider putting them on opposite walls as it could give better coverage.
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