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Replacing Fiber Optic lights with LED?

Posted by raywbo (My Page) on
Thu, May 19, 11 at 13:33

Hi all,

Has anyone replaced their in-ground pools fiber optic lighting with the LED's now available? My pool has 3 round lights fitted in the standard 1 1/2" return type fittings. The housings have not aged well and the light tower is noisy and unreliable. I came across some LED's that supposedly fit in those same fittings that are simply wired to a 12V control unit/transformer.

Would love to know if anyone has had experience with these small LED's before I retrofit.. they are *very* expensive, but not all that more pricey than the fiber set up was..

I also am thinking of "pirating" one of the ports to use as a polaris 280 port (Kreepy Krauly must go) so any reports on brightness compared to fiber system would be great to hear about too.

Thanks in advance!


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Replacing Fiber Optic lights with LED?

Hi Ray, I wouldn't have much confidence in the small LED's. The big ones are good, but a task to put in for you now. Don't use the line for the Polaris if it's flex. Good luck

RE: Replacing Fiber Optic lights with LED?

I havn't used the colored LEDs but I saw a picture where they were 10X brigter than fiber.

RE: Replacing Fiber Optic lights with LED?

I used the savi melody led lights worked great.I have extra if you need.

RE: Replacing Fiber Optic lights with LED?

We've just installed a 37' fiberglass with two of the Savi Melody LED's. I thought that I would need three, since they are so small, but the first night I switched them on, the ENTIRE pool was flooded with light. Looks absolutely fantastic, and love the different color capabilities. We're controlling them from a Jandy PDA P4 remote.

RE: Replacing Fiber Optic lights with LED?

Thanks for the feedback all, it's very helpful. For anyone interested, I have learned that Nexxus Lighting (makers of Savi) have recently sold the pool lighting division to Next Step products, who continued the product line as is but also added a Savi Melody SOL light, which is twice as bright as the original melody. I'm having second thoughts about plumbing up a pressure line for a polaris 280 and might give a robotic cleaner a try first, but have a propensity for never taking the easy way out and regrettably making things complicated so that could change!

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