Water Fountains

Sophisticated water features – integrating music and lighting effects –

have become increasingly popular for events, exhibitions and displays, providing a more cost-effective

solution than alternatives such as firework displays. This case study focuses on the

use of electronically-controlled water fountains for public displays.






The Challenge


Secure, waterproof and corrosion-resistant electrical connections are vital for

state-of-the-art water features, allowing installations to be easily assembled,

modified and maintained. Whether they are used for temporary displays or permanent fixtures,

connectors and cables are exposed and submerged in water for extended periods.

Bulgin was approached to develop a connector which combined quick and convenient

connectivity with long-term corrosion-resistance.



Using its extensive knowledge of designing robust,

environmentally-sealed connectors, Bulgin developed a customised

circular connector manufactured from SAE 304 stainless steel.

This IP66, IP68 and IP69K rated solution is ideally suited to water features,

providing a robust interface for ‘fit and forget’ functionality. This bespoke

connector can be used to connect pumps, lights, cables and control modules,

creating reliable seals every time.



The Results 


This project took just 12 weeks from the initial discussion of the client’s needs

to the delivery of the first samples. Offering robust and reliable long-term connectivity,

the bespoke connectors are now being used in some of the world’s largest theme parks.