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Posted:  6/9/2008 6:38 PM #21175
amati5
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Subject: Color LED bulb replacment.
By pool bulb is dead, I believe (check pwr at the wires and they are ok). I am thinking of replacing with color changing LED bulb type. The popular one is the Color Splash and some other brands. Do they realy work or just a gimmick? bright enough? There are also Hayward Colorlogic LED and Pentair SAM. But these are actual fixtures with cords meaning I have to pull out the old fixtures and niche. It's too much of a hassle and I am not sure if I can replace the whole fixture without lowering the water.

Thanks



Posted:  6/10/2008 11:53 AM #21176
Sean
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Good questions. Mine seem to burn out once a year, but I get my bulbs at Home Depot. Maybe that is why they are not lasting. The ColorSplash looks good if it will really last 100,000 hours because I hate changing bulbs. Looking forward to the replies.



Posted:  6/11/2008 11:50 PM #21177
michael89156
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The LED's are great. Multicolor, light shows, 10-12 options on most. You dont have to replace the niche to replace the light fixture. If you already have a Pentair light, then get the Pentair LED. Same if you have a Hayward light, Hayward has a LED also. The SAM light still has bulbs in it, 2 to be exact, so its not a LED light.



Posted:  6/17/2008 3:29 PM #21178
amati5
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Thanks for the reply. Just found out I have Star-rite Sunbright which uses T3 500W halogen bulb. There goes the idea of upgrading to color LED bulb. Now my next question is, will a T3 500w from Home Depot/Lowes work? Any difference in life span compared to the ones sold in the pool store which cost much higher.

thanks



Posted:  7/23/2008 1:05 PM #21179
wh20crazy
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I've had the Color Splash a little over a year. It's plenty of light in my 20x40'on all colors except red, but that's to be expected. If I had it to do over I'd get the same thing.

wh20crazy


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