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    Oct 2013
    Santa Clarita, CA

    Replacement bulbs for pool light

    So I have a Jandy pool light, and the bulbs need to be replaced. The label says to replace with this bulb which is 65 bucks for 2, and you need 8, so a total of 260 dollars for 8.

    I found these bulbs on Amazon and they seem to be the exact same thing, and it's 23 bucks for 10 of them.

    Am I missing something? Is there a reason that Leslie's has them at 10 times the price? These are just standard MR16 halogen bulbs, right? Or are they? Can someone help?
    17.5K inground plaster pool/spa, Aquapure PLC 1400 SWG, Jandy stealth 1.0 hp pump, 1.5 hp booster pump, Jandy 60 sqft DE filter, 400,000 btu heater, Zodiac MX 8 cleaner

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    Re: Replacement bulbs for pool light

    Shocking isn't it - no pun intended. I use different bulbs, bus all I can say is that the pool store was 100% higher than Amazon.

    In addition to the bulbs, do you need new gaskets? Read the owners manual and see what Jandy says.
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    Re: Replacement bulbs for pool light

    I know on my lights, anytime you open one you need to use a new gasket to reseal it..
    Tucson, AZ
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    Austin, TX

    Re: Replacement bulbs for pool light

    I'm ignoring Leslie's markup for anything pool related. They want 4x the price for baking soda.

    What I could not find are a few aspects of the Jandy bulbs. The amazon bulbs you found specify color temperature (2950K, a "soft white"), and specify a flood beam width of 36 degrees. The Jandy/Zodiac parts don't specify either of those, so while they are electrically and physically compatible, it's not clear if they are identical. I did find one website that has "60 degrees" in the part name, but nowhere else was beam angle mentioned.

    Just to tease further, Amazon had a link to another site, 1000bulbs dot com, that has similar lamps for $0.84 each. 3000K, 36 degree beam width (flood), 2000 hours rating. Eight of those is $7.
    Here are 60 degree floods, 5000 hour rating, $2.58/ea:

    If Jandy published more specs on these bulbs there would be an equal comparison.

    If the Jandy bulbs are 60deg floods then those last 60deg floods might be worth a try, but I don't know.
    Brent / 24k gal / 16'x36' IG / Dura Glas II 1.25hp / 55 sqft DE filter / CircuPool Si-45 / TF-100 kit

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