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How To Install A Pool Light?

How To Install A Pool Light

When you search for LED pool light installation methods on the Internet, it can be difficult to find what you need. This is because there are many types of LED pool lights, and the products vary greatly from country to country and region to region. But don’t worry, this article has compiled a list of common pool light installation methods from around the world to help you find what you need. With our basic guide to pool lighting installation, you’ll be an expert in no time!

Pre-Installation Preparation

Tools

We have listed for you the pool light installation tools you need to prepare in advance, they are suitable for almost all types of pool lights:

  • Marker pen: for marking the mounting and drilling positions
  • Electric hammer: for punching holes in the wall
  • Tape measure: for measuring during installation
  • Voltage tester: to measure whether the line is energized or not
  • Flat head screwdriver: for prying out the fixture
  • Phillips head screwdriver: for tightening screws
  • Soft towel or cloth: for cleaning
  • Angled pliers or wire cutters: for cutting and stripping wires and cables
  • Electrical tape: for insulating and sealing any exposed cable connections

Turning Off the Power

Before proceeding with the installation of your pool lights, you must turn off the power to the entire pool lighting system. If you are unsure if you can turn off just the pool power supply area, you can turn off the main power switch in your home. Ensure you have completely turned off the power so you can properly carry out the rest of the installation.

Common Pool Lights Installations

Each pool light manufacturer’s products have some differences in size, appearance, product and design. But don’t worry, you install many products of the same type in a very similar manner. The product installation videos below will also help you understand how other brands install their products.

Surface Mounted Pool Lights

Mounting device for surface mounted pool light usually consists of a bracket and some screws and is very simple in construction.

Installation begins with securing the bracket to the wall with screws, then completing the wiring, and then screwing the fixture to the bracket with screws.

The video below demonstrates the installation of a traditional surface mount pool light.

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This pool light is slim and lightweight and is available in 18W/25W/35W.

Recessed Pool Lights

Recessed pool lights come with with niches that require drilling for installation. When installed, the niche is usually recessed into the wall or floor of the pool, which helps to integrate the pool light perfectly into the overall design.

This type of pool light requires holes to be drilled in the wall prior to installation in order to mount the niche. The niche is then inserted into the hole and secured to the wall. Wiring and installation is then completed.

The video below demonstrates the installation of a traditional recessed pool light.

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This pool light is available in 18W/25W/35W with an anti-glare lens. It is also a low voltage LED replacement for industry standard niches such as the Pentair IntelliBrite.

Nicheless Pool Lights

Nicheless Pool Lights do not require a designated niche in the side wall of the pool, making it easy to install and replace the light body. They are simple in construction and easy to install and maintain. They can install most in standard 1.5-inch return ports, which makes purchasing suitable installation accessories on the market easy.

Below is a video demonstrating the installation of a nicheless pool light.

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This pool light is available in 3W/6W/12W wattage and is equipped with an anti-glare lens. It is also a low voltage LED replacement for industry standard niches such as the Pentair MicroBrite, Hayward ColorLogic 80, Jandy Radiant.

Refletores LED Para Piscinas

This are popular pool lights in South and Latin America. They are simple in construction, easy to install and inexpensive to replace.

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This pool light shown in the video is 6W.

Pool Lights with External Threads

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This pool light is designed with standard 1.5” or 2” male threads, which makes it suitable for hot tubs, spas, and Jacuzzis lighting scenarios in addition to swimming pools.

This pool light is designed with standard 1.5” or 2” male threads, which makes it suitable for hot tubs, spas, and Jacuzzis lighting scenarios in addition to swimming pools.

What to Consider When Installing pool Lighting?

Installation Costs

Typically, recessed pool lights are the most expensive to install, with other types of pool lights being slightly less expensive. This is because recessed pool lights require drilling and the installation process is more complicated than other types of pool lights. You may need to hire an electrician.

In addition, the lighting design plan, the size of the pool and the type of pool lighting will all affect the final cost.

Types of Pools

Concrete pools are the most common type of pool. In the installation video above, the external thread pool light installation demo is done in a fibreglass pool, while all the others are done in a concrete pool.

WAKING Lighting has a wide range of products. We have developed pool lighting products for concrete, fibreglass and membrane pools. The mounting parts and installation methods are slightly different. If you would like to know more, please contact us.

Conclusion

Installing pool lighting may seem complicated, but by following the correct steps and safety measures you can complete the installation successfully. If you need more help, we recommend you consult a professional electrician or pool professional to ensure safety. Pool lighting can add glamour to your pool and enhance the enjoyment of swimming at night. We wish you success with your pool lighting installation and enjoy your beautiful pool lighting!

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