Changing out Hayward Color Logic?

Tek

Active member
Mar 20, 2015
39
Louisville, KY
My pool was built in 2009 and the light that I'm assuming was originally installed at the time has finally died. (I bought the house in 2015) So again, assuming that a Hayward Color Logic lasted that long... :eek:
Of course I'm pretty alarmed at the nearly $1,000 cost for a replacement light although I did enjoy the color effects it gave. If price isn't one thing that is alarming then the reliability is definitely another. I know I've seen tons of posts about these lights dying off far sooner than they should including the Pentair LED light.

So I'm wondering if it would make more sense since I have to replace the light anyways and so many of my friends are like, you can't just replace the bulb? You have to replace the entire light? How hard would it be to just switch to a light fixture in which I could use a screw in bulb? That way I have the option of LED color changing and I save a bunch of money vs the other options out there.

I would have to do this replacement myself since everywhere around me in Louisville, KY are so booked they won't even put me on the schedule.

  1. Are there any issues using the existing niche?
  2. Any recommendations on what to use? Links for light and/or light bulb?
  3. Do I go from 120v to 12v?
Ideally I'm thinking/hoping I can just removing existing light, buy new light with a LED color changing bulb, wire it to the junction box and I'm done. My pool goes down to 9ft deep and I really hate the idea of not having a pool light for the season.

Appreciate the help in advance!
 

duckcmmndr

Bronze Supporter
May 7, 2014
224
Arkansas
Pool Size
29980
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Are your current colorlogic lights 120v or 12? I am not a fan of 120v pool lights, that being said...most of the pools in operation today probably still have them.

The big wet niche that colorlogic lights use should be able to hold just about any type of light you choose to put in there. If yours are 120v and you switch to 12v, you will also have to have a power supply (low voltage transformer) that converts 120v to 12v for the lights. The Hayward box is about $200, but you can get other brands that are just as good for 1/2 of that price.

I have 2 of the 12v colorlogic LED's in my pool that I just put in at the end of last summer. I can't speak on longevity yet, being LED they should last a long time. Even with the higher price, I do love the lights and the ability to change colors and set schedules for on/off.
 
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Tek

Active member
Mar 20, 2015
39
Louisville, KY
Are your current colorlogic lights 120v or 12? I am not a fan of 120v pool lights, that being said...most of the pools in operation today probably still have them.

The big wet niche that colorlogic lights use should be able to hold just about any type of light you choose to put in there. If yours are 120v and you switch to 12v, you will also have to have a power supply (low voltage transformer) that converts 120v to 12v for the lights. The Hayward box is about $200, but you can get other brands that are just as good for 1/2 of that price.

I have 2 of the 12v colorlogic LED's in my pool that I just put in at the end of last summer. I can't speak on longevity yet, being LED they should last a long time. Even with the higher price, I do love the lights and the ability to change colors and set schedules for on/off.

Is there a way to easily tell? I believe they are 120v as I don't remember seeing a transformer on the back when I had my liner replaced last there.
 

duckcmmndr

Bronze Supporter
May 7, 2014
224
Arkansas
Pool Size
29980
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Is there a way to easily tell? I believe they are 120v as I don't remember seeing a transformer on the back when I had my liner replaced last there.
If they are 12v, then your transformer will, most likely, be located by your pool equipment.