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    Oct 2015

    Pool light bulbs

    I was looking at the LED bulbs that mount in the underwater fixtures. Imagine my surprise when I saw that they cost hundreds of dollars. I don't understand what is so special about these led spotlights. I looked at some of the YouTube bulb changing videos and it looks like a lot of these fixtures use a standard base bulb. Why can't I use a standard led spotlight bulb inside the waterproof housing.

    What am I missing?

    I plan to remove my housing in the morning.
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    Jun 2011

    Re: Pool light bulbs

    Nothing, except the 110 v light fixture in my pool has a 500 watt bulb in it. I can't seem to find a cheap LED bulb that puts out that much light. But, prices are coming down and brighter bulbs are becoming more common.....soon.
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    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Pool light bulbs

    The spot light bulb might not fit and its not listed for use in a pool. While the LED spotlight may say UL on the box that is not for use in a pool fixture. Furthermore, as Chief states its way underpowered.
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    borjis's Avatar
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    Aug 2014
    Pacific NW

    Re: Pool light bulbs

    They are mostly highway robbery.

    You can find ones near $ 100 that are pool rated on amazon, but again not so bright.
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