Spa light constantly burns out

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Spa light constantly burns out

Postby mfergus » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 11:02

We have owned a new home since July 2006. We had a pool and spa added during the construction process. Since owning the home, the spa light has had to be replaced 5 times. The builder says that he cannot find the problem, and continues to change out the light.
I am concerned about an electrical problem that may eventually become a shock hazard. The circuit is GFCI protected.
Any ideas on what or where the problems is?

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Postby dynamictiger » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 16:15

Pool lights are notoriously finicky things.

Typically the globe is halogen and cannot be touched with your fingers.

They must be run at least once a week for 20 minutes at a time and preferably once a day to keep the globes working something about temperature, but I have forgotten why.

The transformer must be correctly sized to the light.

No water must be able to get in to the light or cable connection.


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