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    Default Swimming pool lights

    I am looking for an alternative to standard swimming pool lighting. As many of you know, Las Canas has a huge pool, hence a huge maintenance bill. We have 32 - 300 watt, 12 volt lights. Almost thankfully, some do not work.

    I have heard of using automobile headlights. I am sure there are other alternatives as well.

    If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I would really appreciate hearing from you.

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    As a guy who has customised some sportfishing boats, check out LED lighting for boats. A great light should run about 1200US, install it and enjoy.

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    Just a follow up...OceanLED has nice lights, quality and avariety. Most are used for mega yachts or fishing rigs, but to me would be great in a pool.

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    Have you consulted Ochoa in Santiago? They have a guy, Enriquillo, I think his name is, who is their pool specialist...He is on Avenida Imbert, the main store.
    Or LUMICON in Santiago, as they are lighting specialists: 809 226 5754. they did the lights at the Santiago Airport and HOMS....JIC

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I appreciate your help. I have to replace 32 [email protected] $500 each...that is a tidy sum. Still hoping for a cheaper solution.

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    "Basic" or "traditional" style pool lights come at a fraction of these LED lights...
    Still, something you might want to consider is consumption:, especially when you are talking about such a large amount of lights (how large is that pool?):
    The large standard pool lights which sell from USD 140.oo and up (replacement bulb USD 30.oo) go at 300Watts and 500Watts a pop!! Small halogen lights which sell just above USD 100.oo (replacement bulbs USD 1.oo to 12.oo depending on life expectancy) go at 50Watts and 100Watts a pop but don't have a comparable lightning power. LED systems which sell around USD 400.oo to 500.oo reach only about 25Watts of consumption and they may outlast your pools life. (All these prices are IN the US).

    Be sure to use ONLY 12V systems (110V systems are indeed available).

    I have seen the basic style traditional (300 and 500W) pool lights for sale in many ferreterias like 8-A (as Hillbilly mentioned), Hache, Americana and smaller pool supply stores around the country... but haven't checked on the price(s) yet.

    ... J-D.

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    Thanks J D, Our pool is, indeed, huge! So, the cost to keep 32 lights on for even a couple of hours per night is cost prohibitive. Poor design, for sure! The LED's sound great, but expensive.

    Does running the lights through 12 volt transformers use more energy? Would it be better to run led (low consumption) lights off of 6 volt, deep cycle batteries connected to solar panels? Keeping in mind the lights only need to be on for about 5 hours or so per night.

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    LED burns a fraction of the juice incurred by other conventional lights, give off much more light and have longer life of the bulb. Thtīs why they are used on boats, where power consumption is always an issue. One good LED light will light your entire pool quite well. Check out photos on OceanLEDīs site or any others, and even in ocean water offshore ther is a circle of light around the vessel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightfish View Post
    LED burns a fraction of the juice incurred by other conventional lights, give off much more light and have longer life of the bulb. Thtīs why they are used on boats, where power consumption is always an issue. One good LED light will light your entire pool quite well. Check out photos on OceanLEDīs site or any others, and even in ocean water offshore ther is a circle of light around the vessel.

    LED's will burn about 7 times less "juice" for a similar or better lightning power. They will also outlast most bulb's lifetime by years... many years! The replacements come expensive, today... almost as expensive as the whole light assembly... but then, one may be inclined to bet, that in 10 to 20 years... (which could be the life expectancy when used a few hours a day), prices could have changed drastically.

    A good LED pool light may light up a 4x8 (meters) pool. Actually, just as 2 300W standard pool lights are preferable for this size and up to 5x9m, 2 LED spots would also be more appropriate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by roi21 View Post
    You can use LED lights to light up the swimming pool you own. It will not only light up the pool but also save the electricity bill.
    And nice color changes too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW__QBNFnCE

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