Do in ground pool lights use conduit or just the wires buried deep
below the surface? I have a side view drawing of the pool when
constructed but it doesn't show electrical wires ,just a side view of
The code requires conduit, either red brass (not used for decades) or
Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit (gray PVC)
There would be no way to replace or even install a light in a wet
niche without it.
Typically there is an unspliced STOW cord going from the sealed light
assembly to the elevated junction box somewhere near the edge of the
pool deck through this flooded conduit. There will also be an
insulated #8 bonding wire in there that bonds the niche to the
equipotential pool grid. (all metal within 5' of the water) The
connection to the niche is "potted" in epoxy or other listed compound.
_Approximate_ values are:
incandescents = 20 lumens/watt
halogens = 25 lumens/watt
LEDs and T5 fluorescents = 100 lumens per watt
While I realize that no one has ever been killed by a properly installed pool light,
I'd still try to find a 12 volt pool light that would totally remove the shock risk.
I doubt you will have any luck finding a LED replacement for a 300w halogen T3 RSC bulb. That seems like
quite an odd duck for a for a pool light.
If I were in your position, I would identify the Light fixture currently in your pool and see if I could find,
on eBay or Amazon, a replacement fixture that would fit your existing niche and that would accept an LED bulb.
I just can't imaging pissing away that much power for a single pool illumination light bulb.
Depending upon your current light niche, I am finding quite a few fixtures for $100 - $150. I am now going to
bow out and leave any further detective work up to you, good luck.
I happened across this interesting looking product from one of the big names in the pool business. I have no
idea what it would cost you from a discount house.
It is a shame there is so much chaff emanating from Google groups. The static drowns out the relevant content
in the majority of groups that I follow. I could refine my filter so it is not global and only applies to
specific groups, I will have to consider doing that if I continue to follow this group.
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