I just found out what switch controls my pool light from a neighbor. I pulled out the light (after turn off the main breaker) and found that there was water in side of the fixture. I did not know that fixtures come with cords attached, so I cut the cord in a fit of frustration. So, I have the cord (and hot, ground, and neutral wires) suspended out on the pool deck with a 10lb weight, so it doesn't move. The pool light bulb is 12V, and I measured 12V between hot and neutral (though only 6V between hot and ground) with the switch turned on, so I know there must be a transformer outside of my house somewhere to step down from 120VAC to 12VAC. Anyway, I went online to look for replacement fixtures and almost fainted. These fixtures are $150-$500. What in the h3ll? That is absurd. I guess pool owners are being bent over because we are considered rich? I for one am not rich.
Anyway, has anybody here just pulled the wire out and let the niche sit there empty? I wanted to replace the fixture with an LED fixture but there's no way in Hades that I'm willing to pay $500 for an LED light. Have any of you guys rigged in some do-it-yourself cheap LED lighting? I don't want to spend as much as I did on my first car for a replacement fixture. Maybe there are some outdoor-rated LED lights stands that plug into a standard wall outlet that I can shine at the surface of the pool? Does anybody have any cheap idea or set-ups they'd be willing to share with photos?