For lighting a pond or fountain from below, we want a fixture as appealing as any other landscape light—or something stealth and hidden beneath the surface. Here is a list of our 10 favorite underwater lights for fresh water features. Note that you should always check for recommended use—many are not for use in salt water, pools, or spas.
Above: From Affordable Quality Lighting, the 12V Stainless Steel Underwater Spotlight (PU-SSDX-898) has a convex, tempered glass lens and open face design in stainless steel. It’s prewired with 24 feet of STV underwater cable. The light is $40.99 at Affordable Quality Lighting.
Above: The Kichler (15711SS) Stainelss Steel LED Underwater Mini Accent Light is a small LED housed in stainless steel with a watertight seal that can also be used out of water; $156.80 at Lighting Direct.
Above: Hinkley Lighting’s Brass Submersible Pond Light has a clear lens and halogen light bulb UL listed for wet locations; $135 at YLighting.
Above: Pentair Fountain Fixtures in cast bronze can rotate 360 degrees and can be installed in a niche or as a standing light (shown). Contact Pentair for more information.
Above: The Alpine Corporation (PL1008T) 10 Watt Submersible Halogen Light comes with the transformer needed for use underwater; $31.62 at ATG Stores.
Above: The Forged Brass Underwater Light is designed for low voltage landscape lighting and can be ordered with an LED or halogen lamp; $49.97 at Volt Lighting.
Above: The Aquascape LED Pond and Landscape Spotlight Kit is an option for small, stealth lights submerged in the corners of a pond or fountain; $95.98 at Doctors Foster and Smith.
Above: The Dabmar (LV-LED302-SS316) Marine Grade Stainless Steel Underwater Light is made of marine grade stainless steel and designed for underwater use with a UL listed underwater cord; $351 at Affordable Lamps.
Above: Affordable Quality Lighting’s 12V Aluminum Underwater Fountain Spotlight (PUA77) in black is $28.95.
Above: 12V Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Underwater Fountain/Pond Floor Light is $169 at Affordable Quality Lighting.
Above: The 12V Brass Underwater Open Face Spotlight (PUDX77) from Affordable Quality Lighting is $74.99.
Above: The Kichler (1519BK) Black Underwater Halogen Accent Light has a heat-resistant glass lens that is sealed for watertight use. It’s made of durable thermoplastic resin construction and is not intended for pool or spa use. It’s $108.20 at Lighting Direct.
For more outdoor lights see our posts:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Well Lights
- 10 Easy Pieces: Spotlights and Floodlights
- 10 Easy Pieces: Landscape Up-Lights
- 10 Easy Pieces: Solar Lighting