Problem Solver - August 2014
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Upgrade Pool Lights to Save Electricity

Today, as new technology is developed by manufacturers, pool operators can upgrade their existing pool components to take advantage of these new technologies. In some cases, these new products make it possible to not only save labor time, but also save energy, and improve facility operating costs, by saving money over the long term.

Q: Our pool lights in our aquatic facility burn out too quickly. What should we consider?

A: Upgrade your pool's existing lighting from older incandescent bulbs to newer LED lights. LED lights can not only save you on maintenance time, but they also can improve your pool's aesthetics and reduce your cost to operate your lights.

LED lights are much longer-lasting than traditional incandescent bulbs. They last up to 50,000 hours. That means you'll be changing out pool lights far less often, which saves you the labor time required to change your bulbs. The more lights you have in your pools, the more time and money you can save by switching out your lights.

By selecting the new LED replacement bulbs, you won't even have to deal with the hassle and cost of replacing your existing light fixtures. You can find the new LED replacement bulbs that are compatible with most standard medium base light fixtures.

Q: How can switching our existing lights to LEDs help us conserve energy and save money?

A: Replacement LED pool lights are designed to significantly reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs vs the old incandescent style lamps. You can find LED lights that will last up to 50,000 hours and use only 40 watts of power, saving energy costs versus the power consumed with standard 300-watt incandescent fixtures.


A: In addition to saving labor time, reducing energy consumption, and saving budget dollars, your new LED lights will provide ultra-bright illumination, which makes your pool look brighter when they are in use. Illumination provided by the LED bulb is equivalent to the light provided by a 300-watt incandescent bulb, but uses only 40 watts of power, while providing a crisp, bright white illumination in your pool.


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