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Thread: Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

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    Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

    I have a 10 year old Amerlite Niche and would like to upgrade to an LED 12v Bulb. Pentair recommends the following -

    I can handle the 12V wiring that is no problem. My question is how difficult is it to replace the bulb with water in the pool. I understand the bulb is kept cool with the water. If that is the case why do you need to replace the gasket unless that keeps the water out. Any advice is much appreciated.

    I just don't want my pool to start leaking from replacing the bulb.....

    Quantity 1 – Pentair 602060 Amerlite 12V Color LED Lamp
    Quantity 1- Pentair 79101601Z Lens Gasket Replacement Kit AmerLite Pool and Spa Light
    Quantity 1 – Intermatic Pool and Spa Fountain PX300 Light Transformer

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    Re: Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

    Is the existing fixture 12v or 120v?
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    Re: Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

    The water keeps the fixture as a whole cool; the bulb is sealed inside the fixture (hence the gasket). The bulb itself does not come in contact with the water
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    Re: Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by racket View Post
    Is the existing fixture 12v or 120v?
    Existing is 120v. I plan to install the intermatic px300 transformer.

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    Re: Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by pondfishr View Post
    Existing is 120v. I plan to install the intermatic px300 transformer.
    If you just have one light a px100 will be enough.
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    Re: Amerlite Niche LED Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by racket View Post
    If you just have one light a px100 will be enough.
    Yes you are correct, I believe the light draws around 35 - 36 watts. The 300 is overkill... But for the small price difference we have the option to add additional low voltage lighting around the pool later.

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