Should there be a gap in the pool light and the pool wall?

IMV8N

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I had an issue where my breaker would trip whenever I turned on the LED pool/spa light. I drained the spa and took the light apart. Sure enough there was light moisture inside the light. There is a gasket that protects the actual light but should there also be one that sits up against the pool wall to make a deal with the light housing and the wall. As you can see from my photos. The top of the light sits pretty flush with the wall but the bottom does not sit flush against the wall. What can I do to to get a tighter seal with the wall or is it not really necessary?
 

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PoolGate

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Most lights use a wet niche meaning they don't need a seal between the wall and the light. The light itself is watertight.
 

ajw22

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The light fixture should be sealed both at the face plate and at the wire. You have a leak letting moisture into the light fixture. Check he back of the light at the wire.
 
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