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Green Underwater Dock Lights: Why the Color Green?

by Duncan Seawall

A casual observer strolling along the waterfront might wonder: Why are there so many lights under the docks? And why are they all green? Maybe there is a reason why dock owners choose the green light? Let’s take a look: 


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Benefits of Green Dock Lights

The biggest reason people choose green lighting for their docks is that green light travels through the water better than many other colors, revealing both the abundant bait fish and the hungry thieves that move in to feast on them.


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According to the World Fishing Network, blue lights also travel through the water well, but are not as consistent in attracting fish; they work well in salt water, but don't seem to attract fish so much in freshwater.


Green light also helps promote zooplankton growth in the waters around your dock. In turn, this attracts the bait fish, the hungry little fish who find zooplankton to be a delectable dining experience. Then, larger fish are attracted to dine on the bait fish which promotes fishing and viewing near your dock.



How to Install Green Lights to Your Dock

While there are DIY submersible lighting kits, we are talking about mixing water and electricity—a formidable pair for the inexperienced. Considering that life and health are two of your most valuable possessions, you’ll want to look into a professional installation.


In Sarasota, FL, Duncan Seawall's commitment to customer care and service has led them to establish their own electric division so that their customers' electrical needs on the waterfront are completed safely and in a timely manner. Duncan professionals can help dock owners select the best amenities for their purposes.


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When discussing your lighting or other dock needs with installation professionals, things to consider besides color include what kind of bulbs to use, properly enclosed electrical outlets, and maintenance.


Take charge of your underwater neighborhood watch by creating the ambiance and abundance you desire and enjoy the reliability and safety resulting from choosing experts to install and maintain your waterfront environment. Contact us today!

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