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    WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    Any thoughts? Suggestions?
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    We have one 500w light. Don't use it much because most of the time it will attract lots-o-bugs to the pool. We prefer to have the lights on away from the pool to light the area but keep the bugs away. At this point we would still install a 500w light just to have it, but wouldn't spend any money to upgrade.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    The colored LEDs are not as bright as the white halogens ... especially the reds.

    I put a color changing bulb in my fixture after the white light died. I only have 1 light and a long pool so the red barely reaches about half way through the pool.

    Not sure what your actual question is though.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    LEDs produce far less light, and you might need 2 lights to illuminate whole pool where 500W will illuminate whole pool. Other thought, is that for most people, the only color that they use is blue. Yellow looks like urine. Green looks like algae. Red looks like Blood. The blue color really makes a nice white like color in the pool.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    LOL, very interesting pool color descriptions!
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    I LOVE our LED pool light and wouldn't even consider anything else. That being said, yes some of the colors are better than others and we tend to leave on blue a majority of the time and love the intensity!
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    What is the size of the pool?

    We like to have the lights out when using the spa at night to enjoy the night sky. We only turn on the lights when there are kids swimming in the pool or for parties.

    The builder gave us colored covers that makes the water turn colors. Blue was the nicest for the pool but the little ones like to swim in green slim, or red blood although the red was more pink than red.

    Even though we don't use the lights all that much, I would install LED's instead of the standard lights on another pool build.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    Pool is large 40x19



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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    I really like my color changing LED lights. It makes the pool glow at night and many people have stated how good it looks. Blue is and green are the best colors and red is probably my least favorite due to the pebble tech being dark.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    Quote Originally Posted by jreyes95 View Post
    Pool is large 40x19


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    You will want 2 lights in this pool to get the proper lighting throughout the pool. If anyone thinks 3 lights would be required now is the time to say so.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    I have 40x20 oval, with 500W in the deep end under the diving board area. Pools lights up just fine with the single light.

    Honestly more important than light in the pool is light around the pool. My PB gave me a tip that I cannot recommend enough. I have a couple of halogen spotlights that shine down on the pool area. He suggested buying blue bulbs rather than teh traditional halogen bulbs. As it turns out, this is a great idea. The lights is much softer, attracts far fewer bugs, and is not overpowering, so you can leave them on and not feel like you are on stage with a spotlight on you
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    Yev - when you say the spotlights shine down on the pool area - where are they located? Up high? Like near the seating area - and just pointed on the pool?
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    I have one Jandy LED light, and it reaches all the way across my pool and lights up my dark plaster well. We usually leave it on the "Fat Tuesday" program.
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    Re: WaterColors LED lights vs standard 500w

    I love my LED
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