Any help James W, AZrob.. pool light

beachinmoney

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Well obviously my light is back in the pool. New gasket and new brass bolt. The other was pretty much stripped and hard to get in and out.

So my question is, there has to be a way to upgrade this without putting a whole new fixture in. I googled it but unable to find anything yet. The water damage just rendered my color change wheel to stop working. I don't think want to start buying those prices before finding out if there isn't some sort of item to upgrade. Thanks in advance.
 

bdavis466

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I think you had a SAM light right? If so then:

 

Arizonarob

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I found this. Picture attached. I guess it just doesn't make sense that I have to run all new wiring etc when there's already wiring in there. Although nothing about this house or pool has been normal!!!
If you do decide to replace the whole light, you MUST pull all new wire. You CANNOT splice wires in the conduit.
Make sure you get the correct wire length if you do replace, they come in 50ft, 100ft, and 150ft.
 

beachinmoney

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I think you had a SAM light right? If so then:

Yeah, I saw that one too. I will go back and read because I was confused about something. I was just hoping that underneath all the stuff in my light there would be a regular light bulb plug!!! Is this 'SAM light good? I mean aside from the motor dying? How do I know for sure that I need a new color wheel motor? It's not working so I guess that's how? And the little light bulbs, they don't make those in LED?

Okay, I read everything. I guess I was just wanting something more reasonably priced. Once I do this though then I can put any led light I. Correct? Has anyone done this?

Thanks, very much
 
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bdavis466

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The SAM light was discontinued a while back. I dont think it's worth trying to piece it back together but there are parts available for it.
 

beachinmoney

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The SAM light was discontinued a while back. I dont think it's worth trying to piece it back together but there are parts available for it.
Right, you mean by buying the motor? I just don't have anyone to help me run the new wire for a new fixture. But do you think buying this thing from the Florida company is a bad idea?
 

bdavis466

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Not at all, their lights have really good reviews. In fact I have 3 Sam lights that I'm probably going to end up doing the same for
 

beachinmoney

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Why wouldn't I just do this instead of spend $260 on the Florida outfits light? Pentair 78448100 Amerlite Underwater Incandescent Pool Light with Stainless Steel Face Ring, 120 Volt, 50 Foot Cord, 400 Watt

I read about it and it's not hard to do.
 

bdavis466

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I installed 3 of the sunseeker SAm conversions and they seem to work as advertised... time will tell though.

The install was straightforward and they came with new gaskets.