Differences in Pool Lighting

Basically there are three types of lights offered these days for your pool and spa: 1) standard incandescent (white bulb), 2) Halogen and 3) LED lighting (multiple colors) There have been significant changes made by lighting manufactures that offer energy savings, integration of both pool and landscape lighting and colored lighting to create moods.

Pentair introduced lights roughly 10 years ago that used halogen lamps. They were noted to be both bright and offer multiple colors. These lights were often referred to as SAm (pool) & SAL (spa) lights. Pentair no longer manufactures these lights and now is leading with their LED line called the IntelliBrite 5g. They do still carry the standard incandescent lights called AmeriLite and SpaBrite for those interested in a white light only. There is a compelling reason to consider LED as they use 70 watts of electricity while  incandescent uses 500 watts. The average homeowner can save literally hundreds of dollars annually by replacing their lights with LED.

IntelliBrite (brochure)
IntelliBrite presented at Industry TradeShow (video)

  • The brightest white LED pool light on the market
  • Ideal for both residential and commercial pools
  • Compatible with Pentair stainless steel and plastic niches
  • Available in 120V and 12V versions
  • Compatible with IntelliTouch, EasyTouch and SunTouch automatic controls
  • Energy efficient – uses only 40-70 watts
  • Superior lens geometry and exclusive reflector design combine to create a wider beam and more uniform light distribution
  • Purest and whitest illumination for aquatic facilities
  • Now in 300, 400 and 500 watt incandescent light equivalents
  • Solid-state technology with no internal filament
  • LED technology provides longer life, and up to 86% less energy than comparable incandescent lights
  • 1 year Warranty (Bulb – 90 days)

Red Square offers pool service and repair for Southern Nevada (including Las Vegas, N. Las Vegas, Summerlin and Green Valley).  If you have any questions related to this article please contact us at vaughn@redsquarepools.com or (702) 530-7331.


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