*Experience* POOL BARON COLOR LED NICHELESS WALL POOL LIGHT

TexEd

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May 23, 2019
5
Texas
I recently moved into my home with a pool (my first) and 2 of 3 incandescent pool and spa lights were leaking. The previous owner “fixed” them with regular silicone caulk...New gaskets didn’t work so I decided to upgrade. I am pretty handy with the right instructions and YouTube videos so I decided to DIY. After looking around I found the Pool Baron Nicheless color changing wall lights. I didn’t see any experiences or reviews on them but after a few calls to Florida Sunseeker making it seem easy to DIY I decided to take the plunge (pun intended). They said I could replace the small light in the shallow end with a larger light so I purchasd two large for the pool (shallow end & deep end)and one small for the spa. I received them yesterday so I decided to see if one would work. The lights come with a transformer to make the 120v compatable with the 12v light. The transformer instructions are not the very clear or detailed in my opinion but I pressed on. I tried and tried but no luck so far. I even facetimed with my friend who is familiar with electrical wiring and I still couldn’t get it to work. I am going to give Florida Sunseeker a call today to see what I can do to maybe get the first one going. I am hoping I don’t need to spend additional money on an electrician or have to return these to find new lights. I wanted to share my experience with everyone if anyone was thinking about these lights. I will keep you posted on my progress as I go!
 

Strom

Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 18, 2009
27
Greenwood, Indiana
I installed one of these in our pool last year to replace an Aqualumin III which replaced an Aqualumin II. Having to add the external transformer was the only downer to the project. Otherwise the the new light is great.
 
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TexEd

Member
May 23, 2019
5
Texas
Good to hear. So far they have been very helpful over the phone. I’m going to try the light from a different junction box, then a different transformer to see if that could be the issue.
 

Cincicobra

Bronze Supporter
Apr 14, 2018
63
Cincinnati, Ohio
I installed one of these in our pool last year to replace an Aqualumin III which replaced an Aqualumin II. Having to add the external transformer was the only downer to the project. Otherwise the the new light is great.
Did you use your aqualumin bracket for the light?
 

Strom

Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 18, 2009
27
Greenwood, Indiana
Sorry for the late reply.
I used the bracket that came with the new light. It only had two bolt holes instead of four in the aqualumin 3 bracket. This past weekend I took off the new bracket and drilled two more holes (I still had the old bracket to use as a template). I had concern that I was losing water because the bracket wasn't creating a tight seal against the liner. Now it is very tight and very solid. Side note...it is very surprising to see how much the threads on the stainless steel bolts have deteriorated. They are something I will now replace every couple years.
JL