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Thread: Light Niche/fixture issue?

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    Light Niche/fixture issue?

    I have, what I think is a typical 115v pool light system. It takes a "flood light" style bulb.

    I broke the existing bulb trying to remove it, as it was corroded. It took some doing but I was able to salvage receptacle.

    My question is. Can I replace with a standard "flood light"? If so, what wattage?

    Also, The lens says "submerge light before turning on". Does that mean one shouldn't/can't test light(un-submerged) prior to lens assembly? even if only for a few seconds?

    I assume this "warning to submerge", is to prevent overheating and or breaking of bulb or lens or both?.... right?

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    Re: Light Niche/fixture issue?

    You can try it for a brief moment out of water. You are right it is for cooling purposes.

    I am not sure about bulb size. There are many 300 or 500 watt pool bulbs typically. I think I have read a few posts about people just using regular flood bulbs. Try a search maybe ...
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    Re: Light Niche/fixture issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You can try it for a brief moment out of water. You are right it is for cooling purposes.

    I am not sure about bulb size. There are many 300 or 500 watt pool bulbs typically. I think I have read a few posts about people just using regular flood bulbs. Try a search maybe ...
    Yeah I always try search before bugging someone, I just didn't trust the info I found on the subject and thought best to go somewhere I do trust, I think I'll go with a $10 Depot 500 watter, Instead of giving Leslies $20 for same bulb?
    Thanks for your help jbiz

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