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Thread: Spa sized light in 45' pool. Intellibrite 5G color, white LED, or halogen?

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    Spa sized light in 45' pool. Intellibrite 5G color, white LED, or halogen?

    I'm stuck with a Pentair spa sized light on my pool. The housing is gone so I need a replacement.

    A 60w incadescent is $145
    White LED is just over $300
    5G color changing is just over $400

    Anyone with experience seeing an LED spa light in a full sized pool? I'm worried about spending all that money and not getting any color in the pool. Or just get the white LED- is it as bright as a regular bulb? My old housing has a 250w bulb in there. I love LED technology, but I'm worried I won't get enough light in the pool.

    12v or 120v? I'm probably only going to need 10' of cable to get to my junction box.

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    Re: Spa sized light in 45' pool. Intellibrite 5G color, white LED, or halogen?

    The color LED are generally not nearly as bright as typical pool bulbs ... and the reds do not travel very far in water at all. I think white LED would be comparable or brighter than a regular bulb.

    If you had a 250W bulb, why would you switch to a 60W, clearly that is not going to be nearly as bright.
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    Re: Spa sized light in 45' pool. Intellibrite 5G color, white LED, or halogen?

    I did some more research... It looks like I have a Pentair aqualight- which is a pool light for a small niche. Available in 250w halogen for $184 on amazon. Or the 5G white LED spa light which is a 100w equivalent for $384. So $200 more for LED. I think I just convinced myself to get the halogen...
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