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    Replacing Underwater Light

    I have 2 underwater lights about 10 years old, before LED's. Have changed the little thin tube halogen, same as work lights, just about every year. I think 500w each. This year, when I pulled one of them out, however, there was a little water inside, so I must have screwed up when I put the gasket in last time and it didn't seal perfectly. Needless to say, a new bulb didn't work. Where the cables are all sealed, is it hard to replace the entire sealed unit? Is it "worth" replacing the whole sealed unit with the same technology or better to change to LED? If so, "can" I change to LED without pulling a whole new cable from the panel (inside my shed) as I've seen described before, where fancy LED units that do a whole show of colors require a whole new cable be pulled.


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    Apr 2011
    Murrieta, CA

    Re: Replacing Underwater Light

    Depending on the light fixture, some the bulb is a standard threaded fixture (medium base) and they can be changed out easily. You could just get a new gasket and replace the bulb. Otherwise a new housing you'll have to disconnect the wiring, attache a line to the end of the wiring to pull the line through to pull the new wiring back through the conduit.
    Do you have any info on the light fixture make/model?
    This may help: How To: Replace a Pool Light Fixture - YouTube
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