LED pool and spa lighting uses up to 95% less energy and last up to 20 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting. In addition,they can change colors.
The pool above has two white LED lights which is minimal for the size of the pool but you can see how white the light is compared to the disgusting yellow energy wasting,heat producing, good for nothing incandesant bulb below.
White LED lights are most often used for commercial pool and spa lighting such as apartments or fitness centers and condominiums where the light runs every night. However,some homeowners who use the light a lot but want more light than a color light may choose this option.
The advantage of these types of replacement lights/bulbs over standard lighting is a longer lasting bulb that uses 90% or less electricity. As an example,a standard 500 watt light used 12 hours a day cost about 262.00 a year at 12 cents a kilowatt hour. The first light below would cost 10.00 for a year....now combine that with labor/material to change bulb once or twice a year and multiply that by four or five years and the savings could be well over $2,000 PER light!
A Standard pool or spa light fixture uses 300 to 500 watts of electricity and has a life span of about 2,500 hours (the bulb,not the entire fixture).
Buying a replacement LED bulb is generally less than buying an entire light fixture and the labor cost is less too. I can get you any of these lights just contact me for info.
The LED white light fixture above is a replacement for a standard floodlight type bulb in a swimming pool or spa light fixture. This bulb has a five year warranty and a rated useful life of 40,000 hours meaning it will retain 70% of its brightness after 40,000 hours of usage. It uses 18 watts and has brightness of 3150 lumens which is comparable to 300 watt light... They are sold online for around 70 dollars...sounds too good to be true I have installed one nice bright white light!
The light above is the next generation white LED by J & J Electronics called the Pure White 2 that is smaller to fit a broader range of light fixtures. The light above uses 45 watts,puts out light equal to a 400 watt incandescent bulb and is rated at 50,000 hours. The reason for the longer life and greater energy consumption than the previous unit with heat sink is this unit has a built in cooling fan. These fan cooled lights are the best replacement bulb for commercial use and heated spas especially.
These lights now come with a silicone gasket included with the hope the gasket will last as long as the bulb.
Shown below in the new entire fixture called the HI or XI (High Intensity or Extra Hi Intensity),equal to 500 watts or above incandescent brightness and using 58 and 87 watts repectively. These lights are of robust construction and come with the best warranty in the business (3 years with a 30 day money back guarantee).
The opaque center section is to diffuse the light and give it a softer,incandescent look. Below photo is a link to the company sight.
Shown below is spa light version
The light fixture above uses 70 watts with an output equal to a 500 watt incandescent light and rated at 30,000 hours. I believe the warranty is only a year,but the warranty on ALL LED lights is void if the bulb/electronics get wet so ALWAYS use a new gasket when replacing bulb. The nice thing about this light is it is a factory sealed unit and the one of brightest white LED fixtures. Newer models are available in lower wattages. Link below for more information:
The light above fits into return plumbing and uses flow of water to turn mini generator which lights LEDs....interesting have not tried it but may be good for people on a budget maybe 2 or three of them on returns....pool motors should be running at night anyways.
Color LED pool and spa lights fade from one color to the next up to eight colors. Some can be programed to fade fast or slowly from red to purple to blue to green to amber or just two colors like green to blue.
The original lights were not very bright but the third generation lights from Color Splash are brighter than ever and some come with three year warranty,50,000 hour lifespan rating and they use only 40 watts.
The light bulb below is a Color Splash light with a built in cooling fan it is shown with all colors on which actually produces a white looking light epecially reflecting off white plaster. These bulbs are great for existing light fixtures - the best color bulb in my opinion. Link for more information below photo.
Shown below is the J & J electronics Color Splash spa light in one of the many colors possible
Shown below are some of the many colors possible. This light is a Jandy Light
The photo above is the Isolator GFIC perfect for any type of pool light where you are having trouble getting GFIC to stay on due to possible minor shorts in conduit from light switch to junction box for light. Fits right on pool junction box and ONLY light cord is connected to GFIC. Below is link to video showing installation of device: