Common questions

What is a Nicheless light?


What is a Nicheless light?

A nicheless led pool light is very energy efficient. Usually, the lights draw only 9 – 30w at 120 volts alternating current. Just like many other low-voltage lightings, this light uses a transformer for power that is 120 VAC to 12- 14 VAC.

How do Nicheless pool lights work?

Nicheless lights are extremely energy efficient. Like most other low-voltage lights, they use a 120 VAC to 12 to 14 VAC transformer for power. Since they operate at a lower wattage than traditional LED lights, nicheless lights can often use a smaller transformer, even if more lights are used.

What is a niche pool light?

“Niche” refers to the pool light housing. Niched pool lights are generally larger in size and require advanced planning for placement during the rebar installation phase. “Nicheless” lights are smaller and don’t require a niche or special accommodation with the rebar.

How are pool lights replaced?

What Are The Steps Involved?

  • Step 1: Safety First! Turn Off the Power.
  • Step 2: Remove the Top Screw from the Light. Usually, there is only one screw holding the light fixture to the wall of your pool.
  • Step 3: Pry the Light Fixture Out.
  • Step 4: Test the Wiring.
  • Step 5: Take the Fixture Apart.
  • Step 6: Remove the Old Light Bulb.

How many lights are needed for a 20×40 pool?

two lights
20′ x 40′ pools require two lights. 20′ x 42′ pools and up require three or more lights.

How bright should a pool light be?

1 of the Model Aquatic Health Code, “Underwater lighting, where provided, shall be not less than eight initial rated lumens per square foot of pool water surface area.”

Can you change pool light underwater?

Replacing your in-ground swimming pool light does not require draining the water from the pool or hiring a professional. You might get wet when replacing a burned out in-ground swimming pool light, but by following a few safety steps, you can safely replace the pool light without fear of electrocution.

How can I tell if my pool light is 12V or 120V?

Check the back of the light housing where the cord connects into the light, there will be a label specification of your light. The brightness of a 12V and 120V will be the same.

Does pool light conduit full of water?

Yes, pool light conduit are “flooded conduit”. The light cord is attached to the fixture and is a sealed cord, designed to go underwater.

What’s the difference between niched and nicheless pool lights?

“Nicheless” lights are smaller and don’t require a niche or special accommodation with the rebar. You can sufficiently light most swimming pool designs with either one or two niched pool lights. Alternately, you can use multiple nicheless lights with little to no difference in energy consumption.

What kind of Lights do I need for my Pool?

PoolSupplyWorld offers a wide range of lighting options incandescent, halogen, and LED for pools and spas. Pool and spa lights are available in many different options and features such as cord length, voltage, and wattage. LED or Light-Emitting Diode is a semiconductor light source. When current passes through it, it emits light.

Are there any LED pool lights that work with Pentair?

Some Pentair LED pool lights, like the MicroBrite™ LED Color & White LED Light do not require a niche. The MicroBrite allows you to add amazing colors almost anywhere in your pool! Pentair’s LED pool lights are compatible with many Pentair automation systems and controllers.

Which is better led or incandescent pool lights?

Traditional pool lighting utilized incandescent lights, but today, LED pool lights are the preferred technology due to their durability, performance and efficiency. LED pool lights can last up to 10 times longer than incandescent lights – greatly reducing the replacement and maintenance costs associated with incandescent pool lighting.