When pop artist, Demi Lovato, recorded the official video for her 2013 song Neon Pool Lights, the glowing pool was the highlight of the entire shooting. And had it not been for some wicked pool lights, the clip probably would not have turned out as mesmerizing as it did. Having a pool is great, but daytime swims can get boring, especially if you´re hardly there to enjoy a dip during waking hours.
Floating pool lights are the best way to complement your outdoor water bath at night. Yea, we all know that they can light up the patio, but have you ever watched them change the mood of your setting for a special event? It’s amazing.
The average buyer assumes that he can just buy a light, set it up, and dive in. But there’s a lot more detail that goes into enhancing a pool. And you don’t need to be an interior designer or world-class producer to figure out. With our latest guide on the 10 best floating pool lights of the year, you’ll be swimming in one of 2020’s top trending styles in no time. Take a look.
If you’re in for some fun in the evening, Poolmaster offers one of the best deals for wireless floating swimming pool lights on the market right now. The model has no choice but to be high-grade waterproofed because it comes with a built-in Bluetooth sound system that needs to survive moisture. In reality, the dual speaker and light can withstand submersion of up to 3 feet (1 meter) for one hour. That’s about half an hour longer than the average IPX7 rated device.
The wireless speaker easily syncs with your phone within seconds of connection and offers caller ID and redial functions that make you feel like you never abandoned your cell. There’s no need to worry about missing calls or drowning your phone with this one. I especially like this feature because it’s able to connect to two speakers at a time to amplify its surround sound effect. If you’re hosting a party, I can guarantee you that all your guests are going to hear your music blasting from all angles. You’ll be able to pause, play, and adjust the volume right in the water. And there’s no need to plan around the seasons; the light has a tough ABS shell that will hold up under both high summer and low spring temperatures.
The lighting also comes with a diverse range of ecstatic color options that rotate to brighten your pool. Get your party thumping and grooving away with both tunes and luster. Then after a full round of use, you can charge the floating pool light via a USB port and prepackaged cord. It will hold up for up to 10 hours at the full battery level.
Have you ever gotten stuck trying to start up a “simple” pool light? Been there, done that. Fortunately, I’ve recently come to know this 13” floating LED pool light as one of the easiest orbs to set up for my personal use. It also has a power on and off mechanism that doesn’t rely on any batteries whatsoever.
Instead, it operates using a wireless remote control with multiple options for color illumination and lighting pattern. You can choose to have your swimming pool lights flash, strobe, or fade away. If you’re not into all the flickering, there’s also the possibility of having it give off a smooth reflection that won’t dazzle.
Like most Main Access’ products, this one is pretty lightweight but still made of durable, waterproof material. The design is so simple that it can also be tossed around as a pool toy for the kids. You’ll feel as if you were hanging around on the beach.
Here’s another great option for floating LED pool lights. It is small, more palm-sized – about 3” in diameter. To balance off the dimensions to light ratio, I recommend purchasing anywhere up to 10 packs of the orb for maximum brilliance. It is one of the products that I consider to be the most eco-friendly. Why? It’s constructed with high-grade and environmentally safe vinyl material and comes with energy-saving batteries that can last a 30-70 marathon on the water. The company also promises minimum ultraviolet and infrared exposure – which are just big terms for saying that there are practically no associated health risks with the light.
As a battery-operated pool light, it can easily be recharged and prevents any water from leaking into its circuitry. With seven colors to flash or fade out of, no two nights can ever be identical. The instructions are simple – just press the silicon button on the surface of the ball. Another great feature of this version is its automatic 6-hour off-timer; you won’t have to worry about forgetting to shut it down.
As a great deal, the packaging includes an extra three pairs of batteries for whenever the originals run down. Take my advice and tighten the lid to safeguard those batteries from leaks. And if you’re not satisfied with the product, LOFTEK offers 45 days to request a refund and two years of warranty. But you most likely won’t need them.
This battery-operated light by LOFTEK is an all-time favorite for many because of how far you can go to personalize its features for your swimming pool. It’s made to reflect colors from the red, blue, and green spectrum and provides 16 different options to choose from. You could try switching up the shades now and then for a little change. On top of that, there are five varying adjustments to its LED brightness and four lighting modes. I like the matte finish on it because it adds an extra side of elegance to your decor.
Aside from all the tailoring, the dimmable light is created with durable plastic material used for hardcore toys these days. That explains its dustproof and water-resistant features, though I wouldn’t drop it below the surface level for more than 10 minutes; it only comes with an IP65 rating.
Overall, it does seem to have a reasonable battery life. You could recharge it and expect it to hold up for about 12 hours. The only downside is that it takes a while to gain full energy – say 4 hours. But with all the possibilities to make it yours, 4 hours might seem like nothing. The most practical idea would be to plug it in during the daytime. Plus, as another one of LOFTEK’s products, the cordless spheres come with a 35-day money-back guarantee and a year of warranty.
Intex is one of those companies that swear by providing “value and quality” to its customers. And their new solar floating pool lights does the perfect job at upholding that promise. I love solar lights because of the convenience that comes with them. Take, for instance, Intex’s automatic on and off switch in this product. It will automatically come on during the night and then turn itself off to recharge throughout the day. Don’t overlook the benefit of not having to retrieve the light every morning.
The light itself will last for about 5 hours when fully charged. Because of its dual transitions, it can be used for both colored and white light. The built-in static light emitter would be of great use as a secondary security system. You’ll be able to see what’s going on in your backyard, even if you didn’t plan to.
The individual lights are a bit small, so it would be best to include more than just one in your cart. The bigger the pool, the more solar floating pool lights you’ll need floating around. The model honestly doesn’t require much effort to maintain. The most you’ll ever have to do is fish them out to clean up the tank.
The line of designs for LOGUIDE’s floating pool lights are just straight out sentimental. A couple of weeks ago, I had purchased the butterfly selection to set up a pool-side anniversary dinner for my wife. We both loved it. They also offer two other options for decorating your outdoor pool and patio. The dragonfly, which has a Chinese touch to it, is just as scenic as the butterfly. Then there’s also the frog that I think might be a bit more trivial and best suited for the kiddies pool.
This is an upgraded version of the company’s original lotus flower pool lights. It now has an IP67 rating, making it dustproof and slightly moisture resistant. Part of the enhancement here is that it now has a thicker sealing ring that gives a tighter close and more suction for the battery box. Its resilient, EVA foam material highlighted in bright colors makes it even more attractive. Romance is slow, and LOGUIDE clearly understands that since the light is created to give slow transitions into seven shades of heartwarming colors.
You’ll soon see that this set of glowers add an extra decorative touch for home events and more sophisticated venues, like restaurants and villas.
Ever seen fire on water? Well, you sure will with these flameless tealights in your swimming pool. These flashing, battery-powered LED lights come with 24 in one pack and look like real flames. The warm white light they emit makes it easy to believe that there’s heat on the water, but it’s entirely safe. I wouldn’t mind seeing these in my honeymoon suite. You could also use them for a nice date.
The candles have high-grade material and the latest technology that automatically allows them to come on when in contact with water then turn off when dry. That’s the secret behind its battery lasting days after the first use. You’ll want to make sure that the bottom is screwed on tightly before getting it wet. And yes, they’re unscented; no sign of smoke here.
Since they’re artificial candlelights, you can expect to have some bright lighting even on nights when the stars are out of sight. The best part might be the incredibly low pricing for the whole pack.
Believe me when I tell you that you’ll be the cool aunt or uncle for getting one of these for the next birthday party. The Spin Master Light projects the shapes of fishes of all sizes throughout the pool. As the water moves, the kids will think that the animals are swimming along with them, creating the effect of a live aquarium. My niece is one of those kids. Her first time using the pool was as if it made her feel like a real-life little mermaid.
The white, solid color and changing shades of the lights help create a diverse underwater ecosystem. Different colors flash across the base and sides of the pool. If I were a kid, too, I’d think I was amongst the best species of the sea.
Take note that the light works on two pairs of AA batteries that do not come in the packaging, so you’ll need to get those beforehand. For the best effect, turn off all other outdoor lights so that the silhouettes are bolder.
This 14” floating solar pool light is easily inflatable and comes with a hanger attachment, making it great for both in and out of the pool. Have it float on the water surface as a make-shift beach ball, or hang it over the outdoor patio to create a more festive background for your party.
The rigid vinyl material used in its manufacturing gives it the ability to be manipulated in multiple areas around the backyard and still be sent back into the water as another form of decor. It looks like the manufacturers beat users to the game and waterproofed the product long before it hit the market. That’s what I call quality service.
The solar-powered light charges on its own during the day and keeps going for up to 8 hours at night. It’s not usual since the light doesn’t have a high-energy vibe to its performance. The colors are pretty solid and transition very smoothly into the next. There isn’t even a need for a remote. And after all the benefits of this cheap floatable, Esuper still manages to offer a full year’s warranty on their product.
Stellar pool setups don’t just come from blindly picking out lights and designs. There’s a bit of logic to every missing puzzle piece. Outdoor lights could work too, sure. But floating swimming pool lights aren’t half as expensive to maintain.
The next time you take a look at your pool, think beyond the daylight. Consider the possibilities. What about your safety? It’s time you made a smart choice. Besides, who wouldn’t want to dip in style?
Tried any one of those 10 best floating pool lights on our list yet? Tell us how your swimming’s going in the comments.