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    IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    I am looking to install an IntelliBrite 5g White LED to replace my existing incandescent Amerlite fixture that is leaking. The 5g White LED comes in 3 different wattage equivalencies and I am not sure which one would be the best replacement. The available wattage equivalencies are 300, 400 and 500 watts.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    What wattage incandescent are you running now?
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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    I just came across this post as I was searching for information on the IntelliBrite 5G lights - so I hope it's okay if I just piggyback my question here rather than start a new post. I am in the process of planning a pool build, and am wondering if one IntelliBrite 5G colored light is enough to illuminate a 16x32 freeform pool (lagoon style)? PB is offering one and says it will be sufficient. I guess I can't see how 1 light is really bright enough to illuminate such a distance, as I want the deep end and steps to have light. Cost is $1300 but he is throwing it in as a free upgrade. Sounds like a pricey upgrade for a light! Any thoughts?
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    IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    My 2 cents:

    Have your builder put in normal incandescents, knock off 1300 and then replace the incandescent bulbs with the screw in leds later - that way your not forced into one vendor. That is what we did - ours is roughly 15 x 30 - one large light in deeper end (6 feet) and the one spa size light near steps - just the right amount of light. We have aqua blue pebble sheen finish.

    I'll try to get some pics tonight.

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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    I like the thought of a spa sized light near the steps, i will have to consider this. If I go with normal incandescent lights now, would I be able to switch to a multicolored LED screw in later?
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    Re: IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    After pulling the fixture I think I have answered my own question. Both bulb and fixture are rated for 500 watts. So it looks like I am going with the 500 watt white LED. Any thoughts on how these look versus incandescents?
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    IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    Yes the aftermarket just screw into a regular socket.

    Go with the brightest you can get - remember the colored LEDs only represent a small portion of the total output - that being said we replaced a 500 W big light and small spa light near stairs and our actual spa light with the colorsplash and really like them. I might have considered just the all white for the pool (only because we have blue pebbletec) but would still stick with the colored light for the spa.


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    IntelliBrite 5g White LED

    I should clarify - we have aqua blue pebble tec and some of the light colors (particularly reds) are pretty dim - I think the pool wall just absorbs it - the blues are super bright with our finish though. If you had white plaster you would get all the colors represented well.


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