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Thread: Replacement Pool Lighting

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    Sep 2015

    Replacement Pool Lighting

    I currently have a Sta-rite 12v, 300w, halogen light. The light has a very slow leak such that I have to replace the bulbs every 6 months. When I replace them I find a teaspoon of water in the fixture. I'd like to replace the light with an LED light. I have looked at the Hayward replacement lamps and some of the lamps that I have seen on e-bay.

    The hayward fixture is quite expensive and seems to be a similar design with a bulb, in air, inside a water tight fixture. The attractive point of some of the lights I have seen on e-bay is that many of them are resin filled and completely waterproof. I am not sure why I would want to go with a "mechanically sealed" fixture as opposed to a completely waterproof one. In addition, the hayward color logic lights have a cheap plastic rim and use a plastic adapter ring, why would I want that? For the price, I would expect gold plated sterling silver, brushed titanium alloy, monel, beryllium or some other exotic material.

    The only thing wrong with the existing fixture is that it has a tiny leak, structurally it is sound and sturdy. Can anyone think of a reason why I couldn't drill a hole in the existing fixture, pull out the guts, let it fill with water and stick a resin filled LED light inside it. I would retain the heavy duty glass lens, the nice stainless steel rim and the existing fixture body which fits perfectly in the existing niche. I might have to use plumbers putty or some epoxy to fasten the LED light inside the existing body but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Any comments?
    15'x30' mainly rectangular pool with screened pool enclosure. One main drain, one skimmer, 4 return lines. Volume @12k gal. Solar heating. Sta-rite system 2 filter with 1.5hp pump. 12 Sta-rite light fixture. Pool constructed by previous owner @2004.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Waxahachie, Tx.

    Re: Replacement Pool Lighting

    Chevk out SR Smith lightjng....formerly Fiberstar lighting. Not sure if it will retro for your application. I have one in my pool. Very happy with it. It's a color changing type
    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Turbo T Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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