So, When I opened my pool this year, the light didn't work. Upon further examination, I observed a dredded smiley face of water inside of the light.
Today I pulled the fixture out and determined it was an American products fixture. I bought a new outdoor halogen flood bulb to put inside as well as a new seal from the dreaded pool store. The seal certainly seems to be the right size, but upon putting it back together and reinstalling it in the pool, I observed what looked to be water in the bottom of the chamber again.
Now to my questions, Does the seal go around both the glass and the lip of the can? Or just on the glass and pressed against the can by the C ring? Second, should I use some silicone sealant or something on the seal? Third, will this bulb be ok? It is basically what goes in a typical motion sensor light and was the highest wattage bulb I could find (the original bulb was 400W, this is 120W)? Fourth, and much less important, is there a color changing LED light that I can get that screws into a standard bulb socket?
Thanks for reading.