Is there any safety benefit to installing an LED vs Incandescent light. (I know LED is suggested, but I have a really old niche (Sta-Rite), that is only 8" and lights are hard to come by. I found one that is intended for it (SwimQuip light), bought it, and it is sitting here at my house. BUT NOW (after I have bought/received it), I am re-thinking it, and considering attempting to return it, instead ordering an LED light that is made/marketed as a compatible light for my ancient 8" niche: J&J Electronics PureWhite LED Pool Light SwimQuip Series
(this is the one I bought already)
As far as my actual question, is there any safety advantage of having an LED vs older light? I do have a transformer, so we're at 12 volts, but I am curious and asking a general question..
One other reason I am thinking of trying to return and buy the LED is that the cord is smaller and I know I am going to have trouble pulling out the old light cord through the conduit, and maybe it will be easier to pull the new cord through too if it's a smaller diameter cord. I'm going to have a lot of trouble already as I am missing the ring on the niche that has the screw hole at top and clip at bottom to install, so I'm going to attempt it with two light wedges - 1 at top and 1 at bottom, and hope it stays
Curious if there is any advantage regarding safety between LED vs Incandescent light fixtures? Why does an LED not require a bond wire, but an incandescent does require a bond wire ran through with the light cord?