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    IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    I'm looking to install a few IntelliBrite color changing lights. My question is beam angle. I do not want to install too many lights but I would like the entire pool to be nice and bright. These lights have an adjustable beam angle but I cannot find out what the range is. That would help.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle


    I know a lot of people have these lights...
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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    bump... I have one of these and am wondering the same thing. How do you adjust the angle?

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    I have one in a 14x29 pool and I wish I had 2. They don't light up as much as Halogen and it's a little weak on the sides of the beam pattern.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    Hey Les, not to hijack this thread, but how would you compare the brightness of your SAm lights to the new Pentair Intellibrites? Are the SAm's brighter?

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    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigMW
    Hey Les, not to hijack this thread, but how would you compare the brightness of your SAm lights to the new Pentair Intellibrites? Are the SAm's brighter?

    Thanks!
    Well, mine was half full of water when I bought the house in April! But even then it seemed brighter. I like the LED though. I have the Intellibrite controller and it is pretty nice. I just wish it had 2 lights. The ends of the pool are a little dim, but in truth sufficient.
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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    I have one in my pool and not a single issue with "dead spots", even with the kidney design. Granted, having a second one in the other end of the pool would be nice but set in the "wide" position this lens does a good job of filling the pool with light.
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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    Our pool has a single light niche (as does the spa connected to it), so I'm concerned about the level of lighting. The SAms have just enough light to keep the deep end and the spa with enough lighting, but the shallow end of the pool is full of shadows. I don't think I would want to reduce that amount of light, but I would like to replace the SAms with Intellibrites or something else that is 12V for safety reasons. I guess I may need to have a new light niche installed in the shallow end of the pool. I can well imagine how expensive that would be though.
    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    My-O-My that does sound expensive!

    I will see if I can shoot a Pic of mine tonight. There are also some "ray" like patterns that you may want to see. It's hard to explain. I would not go back to the same lights either, if that helps. Have a motorized color wheel underwater seems stupid to me. I'll attach a PIC of my old SAM light as well. The advantage of a printed circuit board is ease of repair. I would hope it would be cheaper than the wheel and bulb, but that may not be true. The Pool vendors have a captive market and they know it. It ain't like buying spark plugs, or Ice Cream. Don't get me started on Pool Cleaner parts...
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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    Quote Originally Posted by les_garten
    My-O-My that does sound expensive!

    I will see if I can shoot a Pic of mine tonight. There are also some "ray" like patterns that you may want to see. It's hard to explain. I would not go back to the same lights either, if that helps. Have a motorized color wheel underwater seems stupid to me(nowadays). I'll attach a PIC of my old SAM light as well. The advantage of a printed circuit board is ease of repair. I would hope it would be cheaper than the wheel and bulb, but that may not be true. The Pool vendors have a captive market and they know it. It ain't like buying spark plugs, or Ice Cream. Don't get me started on Pool Cleaner parts...
    14x30 PebbleTec(Caribbean Blue) 12,000 Gals BORAX
    Pentair IntelliFlo <<>> Pentair FNS Plus DE
    Pentair 5G Intellibrite w/Intellibrite Controller
    ROME Solarium 125 Heat Pump
    Kreepy Krauly Classic <<>> Pentair 320 Feeder

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    OK,

    First PIC is gratuitous shot of my Original SAM light, you may notice it has some issues:

    http://www.turbonet.biz/misc/Pentair/P1010589.JPG

    Here is the Intellibrite 5G setting=White This is pretty close to what it does. I shot about 20 bracketed shots and picked this one as most real looking(still a little bright). If you look on the botton of the pool you see the "Ray" pattern that the light throws in some places. Some of the colors throw different colored Ray patters because of how the LED has to mix the colors.

    http://www.turbonet.biz/misc/Pentair/P1010772.JPG

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    Les, I've had the same problem with my 2 SAM lights. They've both leaked despite putting new gaskets on and tightening down as much as possible. I think these have a problem with leaking from behind, so I make take them up again and goop em up with some silicone sealant.

    Thanks for the pictures of your Intellibrite. Looks like there are plenty of shadows, as I also see with the SAm light. I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet at some point and install an extra niche. I wish the previous owners of our house had done that when they had the pool rebuilt!

    Cheers....

    Craig
    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g LED beam angle

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigMW
    Les, I've had the same problem with my 2 SAM lights. They've both leaked despite putting new gaskets on and tightening down as much as possible. I think these have a problem with leaking from behind, so I make take them up again and goop em up with some silicone sealant.

    Thanks for the pictures of your Intellibrite. Looks like there are plenty of shadows, as I also see with the SAm light. I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet at some point and install an extra niche. I wish the previous owners of our house had done that when they had the pool rebuilt!

    Cheers....

    Craig
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    Pentair IntelliFlo <<>> Pentair FNS Plus DE
    Pentair 5G Intellibrite w/Intellibrite Controller
    ROME Solarium 125 Heat Pump
    Kreepy Krauly Classic <<>> Pentair 320 Feeder

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