Looking to replace my pool lights during my drain/refill with LEDs. Since it is contained in a wet niche that I assume is supposed to be a waterproof housing, can I use any PAR38 LED floodlight - or does it have to be a specific LED light for the pool? Price difference is $29.99 for a 1450 lumen outdoor weatherproof light or $70 - 500 for a pentair/hayward LED light specifically labeled for pools. Has anyone gone through this decision yet? Am I doing something very taboo in the pool world, or am I overthinking this simple switch.
FYI - the original niche calls for an R40. In my research, I learned that R40 is old bulb technology and that PAR38 creates a more efficient light discharge. Par38 diameter is a little smaller than R40 so no problem with fit. I assume the base is the same - medium E26.
Thanks in advance.