I've searched several ways and not found anything on this topic, so hopefully this hasn't been asked/answered a dozen times already...
Does anyone have experience with the ION-8000 LED illuminator for fiber optic pool lights? http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00100015077531.htm
I need to replace the light source in my fiber optic-equipped pool. I have one small fiber lens in the pool and one in the spa. Both are threaded into 1 1/2" wall fittings. The old Fiberstars incandescent illuminator and color wheel were discarded when we moved in, as they were completely ruined from years of neglect. My first plan was to replace the fiber optic lenses/cable with TREO LED illuminators in the pool & spa, since they are designed to mount right in the 1 1/2" wall fittings. Unfortunately, when I pulled the spa lens out, I discovered that the conduit behind the 1 1/2" wall fitting lens is only 3/4". The pool conduit appears to be slightly larger, at 1", but both are still well below the needed 1 1/2" conduit for installing the TREOs.
Now I'm left with either tearing up the pool and spa walls (pebble finish) to increase the size of the conduit so I can go with the TREOs, or retrofitting a new light source to the existing fiber set-up. The LED illuminator for the fiber seemed like the next best thing... It would allow for remote control of lighting color, dimming capability, lower power consumption, longer life than metal-halide bulbs, etc. I don't know anyone with experience with the product, so I'm seeking some input... The ION unit allows for wireless control via iPad/iPhone with the addition of some more hardware.