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    Fiberstars Jazz Light

    I am troubleshooting the light in my pool. So far, I cannot find a switch to operate the light. I can only find the circuit breaker. Is this normal? I believe that my light bulb is burned out and today I pulled the assembly out from the pool (niche). The lamp repalcement kit is a Fiberstar Jazz Light, PN J20-2000 lamp kit. My question: Is this unit worth replacing or should I repalce with a unit that you can simply change the bulb instead of an entire lamp kit? I understand that this would require replacing not only a new light assembly, but also one with a long enough electrical cord to run back to the panel.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Fiberstars Jazz Light

    There almost has to be a regular switch. A breaker is not meant to be used an every day on/off switch and no inspector would allow it.

    Bulb changes should always get a new gasket. The Jazz kit comes with one. The lamps for the pool light are usually very durable. A new fixture would cost you far more than the lamp kit.

    Since Jazz fixtures fit both Hayward and Pentair niches, if you decide to change fixture types, you can.

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    Re: Fiberstars Jazz Light

    Russcart,
    As Scott mentioned, take another look around for that light switch. For about a year, I though mine didn't have one. Then, predictably, my wife saw me turning the light on using the GCFI reset button and said "why don't you just use the switch?"
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    Re: Fiberstars Jazz Light

    I've been searching for the light switch for a couple of weeks now with no luck. It doesn't make any sense to use a circuit breaker (GFCI) to operate the light. I'll keep looking...

    I was just wondering if it would make sense and be more economical to change the light fixture to one that has a simple lamp replacement rather than a kit replacement. A lamp fixture replacement as compared to the lamp kit isn't that much more in actual costs, at least from the quotes that I've received from a local pool store. Right now I am leaning towards the lamp kit and see how long it'll last.
    Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Fiberstars Jazz Light

    Update:
    I opened the sub-panel and removed the inside cover, when tracing the electrical lines I noticed two X10Pro Fixture Modules (XPFM) connected to the load side of the GFCI. I purchased a wireless X10 controller and now the lights operate!

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    Re: Fiberstars Jazz Light

    Perfect. Just a fancy switch, ya know
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