So, I'm planning to buy an IntelliBrite 5G but based on a lot of reports, the Pentair seals are garbage. Or rather, the design is garbage. Unlike an incandescent, the LED circuit board appears to have zero tolerance for moisture. This appears to cause a much higher failure rate than I'm comfortable with for a $500 light. When the circuit board is compromised, apparently it costs as much to replace it as the entire unit.
Given all that, I'm thinking of using caulking to augment the seal permanently. My reasoning is, it's an LED that should last for a very, very long time. There's really no reason to open this casing up again and if there is, the whole thing will need to be replaced anyway. This is a very different philosophy than a traditional light.
What do you all think? It'll most certainly void the warranty but from most reports, the bulbs fail after the warranty has expired anyway. I suppose I could always wait a year with the warranty and then apply the sealant...
Has anyone else tried this?