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    Nitelighter came today

    My NL100 Nitelighter came in. I will be installing it this afternoon and will get some pics including some at night since finding pics of these things is near impossible.

    I put it together and soaked it in a sink full of water and was pleasantly surprised there were no leaks. You must be careful with how tight you tighten the lens cover. I just hope it lights up the whole pool or atleast a good portion of it. I am mounting it upstream of the skimmer/bug catcher.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Got it installed. Stupid easy install. The part that laps over the pool edge is about a half inch thick and the space between the resin top rail and the pool edge was zero. The resin top formed nicely around it with no need to trim. You can barely tell its bowing at all. Should be dark in about an hour and I will get a night time pic. I had one of the older style back on 2003-2004 and I remember it not attaching very securely but that is not the case with this one. It attaches and is very secure.

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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Looking forward to the night shot.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Me too. I am going to get several and try to capture the light coverage.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    I have a nightlighter and it does a pretty good job illuminating the whole pool. I had one for 4 years and it finally bit the dust, started leaking inside and ruined it. We got the one that changes colors this time.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Ok, got pics. Not easy. I have no lights outside without the pool so it was pitch black out. In my 18x34 it did well. Its not blazing light but it lights up even the 7 ft deep end and all the way around the pool. I find it preferable to a super bright light because it draws minimal bugs which the skimmer picked up for me. There are no dark spots. I am happy with the purchase.





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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Looks like good coverage to me.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Oh yeah, its more than adequate. I love it actually. Its exactly what I was hoping for. I put out some citronella tiki torches today to help with the bugs. Going to have a pool-barbecue-beer-party tonight so we shall see. :P
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    As long as it's bright enough to see someone at the bottom of the deep end, it's bright enough!
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Haha!! I thought the same thing.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    That looks like the perfect amount of light!! Thanks for the pics, now I know what to order next spring
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    Get ready for a wait. I ordered mine here for $83 shipped. Best price on the internet. Took a month to get but the guy at h2o said its because smartpool is backlogged. I figure they were making changes.
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    Re: Nitelighter came today

    I got two 100watt. Lights the pool up nicely. However, I have noticed the seal leaking on both. I cranked both tighter but the leak persisted. Blew the two light bulbs out. Not sure where to find replacements. Smartpool said Ebay and Amazon, part number NLK8, but searching both sites yields zero returns.

    Anyone have problems with leaking yet?

    Anyone know where to find bulbs?
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