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Thread: Leaky GloBrite

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    Mar 2013
    San Jose, CA

    Leaky GloBrite

    Hi All,

    One of my 3 GloBrites has died and unfortunately is about a year out of warranty. I've removed the light from the niche and pulled out the wire pulling a fish back through. The light appears to have a small leak as I can see moisture inside the lens as well as corrosion on some of the solder joints where the LEDs are mounted.
    Per Pentair instructions, I didn't drain the pool to remove the light so now I have water in the conduit. The transformer is way above the pool level (needs to be above the spa level which is higher) so the water isn't draining.

    From everything I've read, when replacing a lamp, people just put the new lamp in which would leave all that water sitting in the conduit. Does that sound correct? Does anyone try and suction out some of the water, maybe with a small tube put down the conduit and a shop vac?

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    14x28 Hydra Pools vinyl pool. EasyTouch, my own web interface (Screenlogic died), Intelliflow VF, 3 Pentair GloBrites, Pentair Master Temp heater, Hayward DE filter. 89" fiberglass spillover spa

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    Aug 2014
    Riverside, CA

    Re: Leaky GloBrite

    Water in the conduit is generally not a concern. I had to replace one of my globrites and the conduit was already full of water. These lights really don't seal all the well in the niches anyway.
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