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    Comparing LED light irons

    I have a small, 10K, inground pool. It's kidney shaped with the light fixture at the middle, i.e. pointing to the narrow side with the largest parts of the "kidney" to the left and right (I say ask this to explain that I need a light with a broad, not narrow, cast). I definitely want to change out the incandescent bulb with an LED. Different color programs weighs be a plus, but not mandatory. I'm comparing the following products, but writes appreciate any commentary on these or others:


    http://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Light...67CP8F0CC7EPSX
    $200, 500W equivalent (50W actual), white-only
    20 high power LEDs, No lumen rating given
    Vendor responses don't indicate much knowledge or helpfulness

    http://www.amazon.com/Swimming-BRIGH...7617571&sr=1-2
    $210, Replaces 500W or less (35W actual)
    Colors with programs
    545 LEDs, no lumen rating given

    http://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Light...YRM0XK0H28889Y
    $138, 250 LEDs, Replaces 300W or less (20W actual)
    Colors with programs

    http://www.amazon.com/Bulbwizards-Po...sin=B00C0FGKKW
    $164, 202 LEDs, 30W actual
    Claimed to be 500W equivalent but commenters say 2-300W
    Detailed lumen ratings given by color (white=11850, avg=600)
    Colors with programs
    Great vendor response to questions, good web page
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    Re: Comparing LED light irons

    Most pool owners find LEDs are not as bright as incandescents.
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    Re: Comparing LED light irons

    Quote Originally Posted by gwegan View Post
    Most pool owners find LEDs are not as bright as incandescents.
    Also they find that the light have a different hue than the old incandescent lights.

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    Re: Comparing LED light irons

    I've only seen a few folks on TFP review or talk about the Pentair Intellibrite niches and those comments have been positive. They are very expensive though. For the most part, the cost of LED bulbs will provide the wow factor of color changing but will not pay for themselves in electricity savings over the life of the bulb. If all you want is a white light, it's cheaper to just use old school incandescent... as long as they're available.
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