Bulbs & LEDs Complete Assemblies Ancillary Items Help
The spa light assembly sits in the spa itself and illuminates the massage area. It is important to check your lights as sometimes they can crack, split or the seals deteriorate, meaning they can leak, eventually shorting out the system. As part of your routine maintenance, check both the internal and external part of the light as a small drip over a long time can ruin pumps.
The use of LED lighting has been gaining popularity in the pool and spa lighting arena for the last several years. There are a number of reasons why this has been happening and here are just a few of the most popular reasons. LED lights are long lasting, they are energy-efficient and they can offer a multitude of color changing possibilities.
One of the bigger reasons for the gain in usage and popularity is that the price points for these lights have become far more reasonable. Even though some portable spa manufacturers have been using LED lighting for quite some time, these color changing LED lights could be a little costly to replace should that be necessary. Just to give you an idea how crazy the cost could get, a color changing light unit set up for a 5″ pool light could cost as much as $300 just for the bulb.
An example of this would be: a clear 12V spa or hot tub light bulb would typically retail for a cost of around £2.00 – £6.00 for a replacement. A color changing 22 LED unit would cost about £80.00 -£110.00 for a fixture that fit in that same light assembly. Of course manufacturers buy in bulk so the cost to them is far less than to you the over the counter consumer.
However, in the span of just a few years, technology and costs have improved significantly and it won’t be long before LED lighting will likely replace most forms of hot tub LED lighting, beating out the competition in terms of economics, performance and appearance. Even fiber optic lighting is starting to take a back seat to LED lighting in many applications. This is mostly because of the cost aspect again.
That all being said, one of the biggest reasons low voltage LED lighting has become so popular in my mind is the safety aspect. LED light typically runs on 12V-14V and often less than 1 amp, whereas for the longest time pools and spas, (more so pools), used 110V lighting. With that type of line voltage, the risk of electrical shock was ever present with 110V lights. Yes, the lights were required to be on GFI circuit protection, but what if the GFI breaker failed? If a light shorted to the water and someone entering the water was not aware of this, they would likely suffer electrical shock or even death.
Some more big benefits of Hot tub LED lighting is it uses less energy, LED lights can last significantly longer and they open the door to all kinds of cool design possibilities.
TV entertainment designed to be enjoyed in the comfort of your hot tub
Designed for spa installation, our waterproof TV monitor system allows you to enjoy video entertainment in the comfort of your own garden, whatever the weather.
Fixed to the spa with a heavy duty steel mounting, the all-weather design protects the LCD TV from rain, dirt, insects, scratches and extreme temperatures. When not in use, further protect the TV with the waterproof, colour matched heavy duty vinyl cover.
Standard TV monitors do not operate well when situated in a hot tub - hot, moist air with chlorine and ozone attack the monitor and greatly reduce equipment life. This is not a problem for the Riptide TV monitor as it is specially designed to live outside the spa on the cabinet and cannot be harmed by rain, frost or sunshine. The monitor can be swiveled on its stand so it can be viewed from most spa seats.
Traditional pop-up speakers situated within the hot tub can be affected by chlorine and ozone and often fail. Riptide speakers, however, are bonded to the spa shell inside the spa cabinet away from the chlorine and ozone and will last for the lifetime of your spa.