Illuminating Fountains – The Art of Water and Light
Fountains have been used for thousands of years to provide drinking water or be pleasing art pieces. Early fountains relied on gravity to control the flow of water. The carved stone basins held drinking water for humans and animals or ceremonial water for religious institutions. The first decorative fountains appeared in Rome in 6 BC, which featured bronze or stone masks of animals or mythological heroes.
Today, no longer a source of drinking water, fountains are in parks, squares, private residences, and business buildings worldwide. Everyone is attracted to water, and as a landmark day or night, fountains are an excellent rendezvous point for friends and a place to cool off on a hot summer day.
Color-changing submersible fixtures
Technological advancements have allowed fountains to change in form and function, serving as a source of tranquil entertainment. The development of LED lighting technology has allowed designers and architects to create water features that become an art installation or unique focal element in a nighttime outdoor landscape. These LED fixtures are specifically made for submersible applications such as ponds, water walls, pools, and fountains. The LED light source may be white or color-changing, fully submersible luminaires that allow the flexibility to seamlessly present variable color schemes depending upon the need or season.
Fully submersible LED luminaires (or fixtures) come in various configurations from cove lighting, spotlighting, and dimmable LED strip lighting and are housed in a clear durable, heat-resistant polycarbonate tube ensuring longevity in harsh underwater environments.
When you take the time to enjoy any lit water feature, whether a fountain or pool, take note of the architecture and its illumination – it is possible that LED technology made a lighting designers’ vision a reality.
Boca Lighting and Controls’s line of submersible exterior lighting offers seamless LED configuration easy installation, is dimmable, and is available with full color-changing capabilities. Our fully submersible underwater polycarbonate tube accommodates a range of Boca fixtures for high-quality, weather-resistant underwater use. Also, consider one of our medium-profile six-channel color-changing LED strip fixtures to brighten a facade or wash the wall.
Let Boca light up your project, whether your landscape architecture lighting goal is to accentuate a key feature, make a dramatic statement, or provide safety and security to guests.