“ Brand: Bermuda / Type: Pond Lights „
Adding lighting to your outdoor water feature or pond is something many of us have thought of. I think a lot of people are put off by the high purchase cost and high running costs of outdoor lighting. Bermuda pond lights offer a cheaper alternative for those on a budget or those who just want to experiment a little. They can be used either emerged or submerged and I paid £19.99 for my single light (but have since seen them on sale for £15).
The ten watt halogen lamp supplied is compact in size meaning it fits nicely into water feature sumps and remains inconspicuous in ponds when switched off. The unit, as with all outdoor lights I've purchased, comes with a small transformer into which the main length (3 metres) of cable is plugged.
Three metres of cable was sufficient to reach my water feature but I can see how this might not be long enough for some larger ponds. The cable can be extended through the use of a waterproof cable connector but at £15-20 a pop this doubles your initial purchase cost. If you require more than 3m of cable it would be worth doing a little research as £40 will buy you a larger, more powerful unit if that's what you're after.
The light unit has no on/off switch and so must be switched on at the mains or at the cable box they're wired into. I've found a timer works well if you've got them plugged into an ordinary socket. I'd also recommend the use of an external RCD with any electrical item you've got in the garden, never mind one that's submerged! My unit produces an admirable amount of light that's really quite bright for quite a small lamp. At 10 watts you'd perhaps expect it to be a little weak and feeble but the use of halogen bulbs mean this is not the case. I much prefer the stonger halogen lighting to the new LED lamps that are becoming more popular, purely because of the brightness produced.
The lamp comes with four different coloured lenses that are easy to fix into place and create a different effect to that of just plain, white lighing. I shouldn't think these are for everyone but the colour change is too dramatic and you might be pleasantly suprised if you decide to try them out. They do become a little more stiff to remove/change after they've been submerged for a period of months but they're by no means difficult to change.
For £15-20 I really don't think you can go wrong with this little lamp considering it's competitiors retail at £40 plus. They are also available as a set of three lamps (interlinked with one transformer) which I've also purchased for £19.99, quite incredible! Definitely recommended for smaller ponds and most self-contained water features.
Fully adjustable submersible pond lights supplied with optional coloured interchangeable lenses - red, green, yellow and blue. Powerful long-lasting 10 watt quartz halogen lamp. Supplied with 3 metres of cable fitted with a 13amp plug, and a spare lamp.