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    Pool light usage

    We have two Jandy LED pool lights... Is there any issue running the lights each night for a few hours... Besides electricity? I like to see the pool with the lights on.... It's a new pool so guess that might wear off with time.


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    Re: Pool light usage

    I used to have mine programmed to go on each night for an hour or so (I stopped that for some reason....don't remember why). Sadly I only have a single 500W halogen in my pool so it costs (minimal) money to run and has only a finite lifetime. LEDs are dirt cheap to run even with high utility rates and will probably outlast the pool (kidding). So if you like to see your pool at night, I say go for it!
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    Re: Pool light usage

    I have mine set on a timer to come on at dark and go off at midnight every night.
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    Re: Pool light usage

    Our pool light attracts a lot of insects, so we leave it off unless we're using the pool.
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    Re: Pool light usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkle View Post
    Our pool light attracts a lot of insects, so we leave it off unless we're using the pool.
    Probably the biggest potential minus.
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    Re: Pool light usage

    LEDs tend to attract less insects than incandescent (just a guess but I think it must be something about the wavelength bugs don't see it as well as a normal light). The component on an LED that fails most often is the driver/transformer they are easy to replace, not that expensive and usually last for thousands of hours so I say fire it up.
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