When I filled up my pool the first time, the two lights (one in pool, one in spa) worked fine. As water infiltrated the enclosure, they tripped the breaker. I could see a couple inches of water sitting in the lens. I pulled the light out of the niche and onto the deck. Removed the screws and rubber gasket, and poured out the water. Found a halogen bulb - not sure how to tell if the bulb is damaged?
Here are the #'s I pulled off the hardware:
American Products series 7885xx, 500W, 120V, R40 bulb
So should I upgrade to more modern technology or just replace in-kind?
I see LED lights instead of halogen reflectors, and low-voltage instead of line voltage. Are the LED light really expensive or am I not shopping right? I would like to avoid changing the electrical system if possible.
I know I need new rubber gaskets - where to order them? And I guess I'll test the bulbs in another (dry) fixture before I replace them?