Your question: What kind of bulb goes in a pool light?

Do I need a special bulb for my pool light?

Underwater Pool Lighting

Hayward, Jandy and Jacuzzi also make underwater pool lights. At first, all pool lights used an R-40 bulb, a large incandescent flood lamp. … Most incandescent bulbs will burn for 1,000 hours before bulb replacement is necessary. LED bulbs can burn for 25 years or more (or so they tell us).

Can you replace the bulb in a pool light?

Most swimming pools are equipped with at least one underwater light. And, like any light, the bulb can burn out and need replacing. … Simply detach the light’s outer casing from the side of the pool, pull it out of the water onto the pool’s edge and replace the bulb from there.

Are pool lights standard size?

The most basic illumination you can get, incandescent white lights come in two sizes, one designed for pools at about 9 – 11 inches in diameter and a smaller one for spas with a diameter of about 5 – 6 inches. … These lights typically have a 300 – 500 watt bulb for pools and a 100 watt bulb for spas.

Can I use any bulb in pool?

Only a few incandescent light fixtures can be converted with a bulb change. The rest will require a complete light fixture change. There is no bulb color light conversion for halogen lights.

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Can I put an LED bulb in my pool light?

Replacing old halogen pool lighting with LED lights is much easier than you think! Their bright, glowing colours create an impressive underwater light show and you can change up the colors to fit the mood with a single click on the remote! LED pool lighting is much more energy efficient than halogen lighting.

Are pool lights universal?

Not all LED pool lights will fit in all pool light niches. … lamp will fit pool light niches by American, Anthony, Hayward, Pac-Fab, Paragon, Pentair, Purex, Sta-Rite and Swimquip. It’s universal because it will fit into most any other pool light niche.