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    Cool Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    Hi all,

    anyone have any advice on changing out my old plain pool light to one of those cool LED color changing lights? Thanks!

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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    Depends on what kid of light fixture you have. I removed the failed blub and screwed in a new color LED bulb. Use a new seal on the fixture ... easy as replacing a light blub (almost )
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    I just replaced my ancient Hayward 500 watt Starlite with the ColorSPlash 3G and in my 20 x 40 pool the new light looks amazing. Also, it only uses a bit over 70 watts so that's a huge plus to my wallet.
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    That is the bulb I got as well. It is certainly not as bright as a white bulb, and the reds do not travel far in water. With my long pool, certainly wish I had 2 lights.
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    I'm just replacing a niche light bulb myself. Mine is a pool that's new to me and it was broken when I moved in so I'll be replacing the gasket seal and the bulb. I'd say if you're going to put in an LED bulb, replace the gasket at the same time. $10 for a gasket to protect your $150-300 investment is money well spent. Also, test the whole assembly for leaks before turning on power to it. Assemble w/o bulb, submerge overnight, check for water intrusion in the morning. Then install and power up.
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    Advice? I wish with mine I could set the color and have it remember. Each time it turns on it resets, although you can manually toggle through the color by flipping the power quickly. I would consider that if I were doing it again.

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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    The 3G remembers the color or program you set.
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    I'm not sure what light is in there right now. Pool was built in early 2001ish....so I'm guessing that it would be as simple as opening it up and putting in the new LED bulb. I like the idea of one that "remembers" what you programmed into it. What are the costs on these things?
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    I think it was about $250.
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    Re: Replace pool light with cool LED color changing light.

    I see Leslie's has it for $299.
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