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Thread: Fiberstars fiber optic to LED retrofit kit

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    Question Fiberstars fiber optic to LED retrofit kit

    Hi,

    I'm looking to upgrade my old Fiberstars illuminator with 4 fiber optic pool lights that was installed in 1993. I like the idea of the new Fiberstars PAL Treo LED lights with PT-6000 Power Tower retrofit system so I can use the existing 1-1/2 inch conduit and pool wall fittings for the lights. This looks like it should be a fairly easy DIY project since I have easy access to the four conduits and light box. The only issue is how best to get the old fiber optic lens out of the wall housing. They supposedly screw into the wall housing but since I haven't drained the pool yet I don't have any knowledge of just how to go about removing the old lenses. I'm assuming it requires a special tool, Fiberstars part number FS-117, sold as their lens tightening tool?

    Does anyone have some advise on how these older fiber optic lights come out? Can this be a DIY project? I can buy all of the Fiberstars TREO LED lights and control box from online suppliers for about $1k less than having a pool contractor install them. I'd rather put that money towards a new pebble finish if I can do this lighting upgrade myself.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    My pool/spa: 14k IG, Pebble-Tec Tahoe Blue interior, Zodiac Caretaker in-floor cleaning system, Aquabot Turbo robotic cleaner, 3HP Pentair Intelliflo VS pump, Pentair Clean & Clear 200sf cartridge filter, Circupool RJ-45 SWG, TF-100 test kit, Hayward Heat Pro HP2100TCO heat pump, Fiberstars 6004 metal halide illuminator with four 150-strand fiber optic lights.

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    Re: Fiberstars fiber optic to LED retrofit kit

    the little LED research Ive done is people expect them to be brighter
    but compared to old fiberstars they might be brighter
    Doug - Purchased 1/2016, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter. TF-100 test kit. Aquapure SWG, iAqualink - Lots to learn. New Aquabright, Jandy LEDs, CMP LED Sheers.

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    Re: Fiberstars fiber optic to LED retrofit kit

    Quote Originally Posted by kjones6160 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm looking to upgrade my old Fiberstars illuminator with 4 fiber optic pool lights that was installed in 1993. I like the idea of the new Fiberstars PAL Treo LED lights with PT-6000 Power Tower retrofit system so I can use the existing 1-1/2 inch conduit and pool wall fittings for the lights. This looks like it should be a fairly easy DIY project since I have easy access to the four conduits and light box. The only issue is how best to get the old fiber optic lens out of the wall housing. They supposedly screw into the wall housing but since I haven't drained the pool yet I don't have any knowledge of just how to go about removing the old lenses. I'm assuming it requires a special tool, Fiberstars part number FS-117, sold as their lens tightening tool?

    Does anyone have some advise on how these older fiber optic lights come out? Can this be a DIY project? I can buy all of the Fiberstars TREO LED lights and control box from online suppliers for about $1k less than having a pool contractor install them. I'd rather put that money towards a new pebble finish if I can do this lighting upgrade myself.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    Bumping this...first post.

    Ive just joined, researching an upgrade of a POS install of a Fiberstars. (TFP seemed like a pretty popular forum for pools.)

    To your question- two small 1/8" screwdrivers- phillips or straight, placed into the two holes in the lense, and a bigger screwdriver at a 90 degree crosswise between them and turn, Hold the two in one hand, the one crosswise in the other one. Or a big needlenose plier might work. I just took the remains of one of mine out (Lense had cracked off but the remant ring was still in the threaded fitting.

    I will be DIYing mine. Just measured and I have 8.75" of 1.5" space from the surface of the pool/surface of the threaded ring. Hmm.

    I posted a new thread specific to my questions...
    Last edited by Adam.; 07-03-2016 at 01:27 AM. Reason: remove thread hijack. ;)

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