NIghtlighter above ground pool light


New member
Jun 15, 2010
Does anyone know if there is a way to change the bulb in it? Mine isnt working - only about a year or two old. Happens all the time and we keep replacing them.

Thanks :-D Cathy


Mod Squad
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LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
East Texas
If it is an NL50, it should come with a "locking tool" to loosen the ring and remove the lens so you can replace the bulb.

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
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LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
We have the NLMC and it's not too difficult to replace the lamps. As Woody said it should have came with a tool the release the locking clip and then you can unscrew the lens. Even without the tool you can pry the locking tab back with a flat balde screwdriver.

A word of caution: When installing or replacing the lamp wear clean cotton gloves to handle the lamp(s). Even a very small amount of oils on the lamp will severely shorten the life of them.


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 9, 2009
Eastern NC
I'm not at home so don't have the model # on our lights, but I'm pretty certain we have two of the 50s ... neither of which worked this year as the bulbs are bad :twisted:

Our local pool store does not sell this model bulb, but the owner looked it up & her price will be $40 each (that's half what we paid for each light!) My husband found what appears to be the exact same bulb (looks the same visually, has the same wattage/model #) at Wal-Mart in their standard light bulb section. Of course, that bulb does not say "pool safe" and we're afraid to use it without some advice.

What are other Nightlighter owners using to replace bulbs?

Thanks in advance!