Time to replace the light

Renshi

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Jun 29, 2015
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Lexington/SC
So my pool is an in ground 18,000 gallon salt pool. My light finally has died. The light is a Pentair Water IntelliBrite 5g Color Changing LED. S/N 619827

I called the local pool store and asked about having it fixed and they said you don't fix them you replace them. They said the light itself is $1000 plus $150 for the hour of labor. I then asked if I purchased the light would they replace it and he said yes for the $150 an hour but no warranty if I purchased the light elsewhere.

I can buy what I believe to be a direct replacement light for anywhere from $600 - $850

So my questions are.

1. Should I just pay the pool store the full $1000 for the part to get the warranty? This is my first pool light replacement so I don't know how troublesome they can be.
2. Is there a better pool light I should consider? This one lasted 8 years so not bad. I would love to be able to turn my pool light on and off from my phone though instead of walking out to the pump and flipping the switch on and off until I get the color I want.
3. Any other pitfalls i should be worried about?
 

cowboycasey

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That was a great light, most do not last 3 years from what we see here... the year warranty is really not worth the extra cost.... The sunseeker is a better product, has a better warranty and you can pull it yourself to save that hour of cost.. :)

 

ajw22

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Pool Size
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
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Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Ok now for a silly question. How can I tell if I need the 120v vs the 12v ?

Look at the way the light is wired.

Pool light wires usually run to a black junction box. If the light is 12V then there is a transformer box between the junction box and the 120V AC switch.

 
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Renshi

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Jun 29, 2015
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Lexington/SC
Look at the way the light is wired.

Pool light wires usually run to a black junction box. If the light is 12V then there is a transformer box between the junction box and the 120V AC switch.

I guess this means I am running 120V. The junction box I had the electrician put a 4 way plugin box on it so I could use it. The other picture is just the pool light switch and another plugin box below that. I didn't see any additional boxes.
 

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