Lifetime Illuminator - Metal Halide - 6004



Model # 6004

By Fiberstars

  4.34 Average  



Model # 6004

Product Description

Light with no electricity or heat

Fiberstars fiber optic lighting systems are safe and affordable. Featuring metal halide technology, our fiber optic lighting systems offer you the same lamp technology you find in many luxury cars today. The light source is positioned well away from your pool and no electricity and virtually no heat is transferred through fibers. Fiberstars – the utmost quality in manufacturing, engineering and safety.

We offer synchronized fiber optic units for multiple light installations. We also have the ability to combine our exclusive line of fiber optics with our new Jazz light. Run the two systems independently for a dramatic, multi-colored effect or synchronize them to enjoy the full ambiance of each color. The color wheel inside the 6004 illuminator features four colors: blue, green, magenta and white.


  • Enclosure: High-Impact Outdoor Grade Polycarbonate
  • Ventilation: 110 ft3 / min
  • Acoustic Rating: 50dB (A)
  • Acoustic Rating: 50dB (A)


  • Voltage Requirements: 120VAC, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 200 Watts max
  • Start Current Load: 4.4 amps
  • Run Current Load: 1.8 amps 


  • Type: Metal-Halide H.I.D., Proprietary Design
  • Life: 6000 Hours Average
  • Cool Down / Restrike Period: 2-3 minutes
  • Replcement Lamp Assembly No.: Y20-6000
  • Color Temperature: 4300° K 


  • Jandy Aqualink ready
  • Fiber Capacity: 450 strands
  • Options: Wireless Remote Control (RM6000) 


  • Complete Fiber Optic Illuminator
  • Installation Base
  • Fiber Optic Port Assembly
  • Installation Manual
  • Owner’s Manual

?     Asked on 4/9/2017 by chirs

I have a Fiberstars 6004. Its around 9 years old and the light has always been dim. Is there a brighter bulb i can use and replace the one i have? it currently has the Y20-6000 bulb.

A     Answered on 4/11/2017 by Lennox H.

Hi, Chris. There is not a brighter bulb available for this unit. You can try cleaning off the hot mirror if there is build up on it and re-port a new section of the cable because it may also have build up on it causing the lighting to appear dim.

?     Asked on 1/13/2017 by Mike

Hi Adam Y, Thanks for the quick response. The new lamp came installed in a new metal housing assembly. I just connected the wires at the plastic connection. There was power to the connector. I waited several minutes and the bulb is good but wouldn't light. I've been told that it could be the ignitor ? Can I buy this part from you ? (Fiberstar 6004) Thanks, Mike

A     Answered on 1/13/2017 by Adam Y.

Good afternoon Mike, Yes, You can. here is a diagram and a list of the parts for 6004Fiberstars Illuminators, 6004, 6008, 6004-AS Parts

?     Asked on 1/12/2017 by Mike

I have a Fiberstar 6004 Illuminator and the Lamp has been replaced twice but won't light. The fan and color wheel both work and there is power to the lamp. What parts do I need to check and / or replace. I hope not to replace the entire unit. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

A     Answered on 1/12/2017 by Adam Y.

Good morning, Is the tab that touches the bulb corroded or pushed down make sure that is clean and making contact.

?     Asked on 9/10/2016 by Barry

1. Does this unit have a light on top? I note the white top in the picture. 2. Would it replace an older Pentair Fiberworks system?

A     Answered on 9/14/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello Barry, please call Fiberstars 888-704-2276 to talk to a tech because we have specs only Fiberstars Fiber Optic Illuminator: Lamp: Quart-Halogen, Life: 400-700 Hours Average, Replacement Lamp: HI-111, Electrical: 120V, 2.0 Amps, Fiber Capacity: 400 strands (upgradeable to 450 strands with the purchase of CCS450 Port)

?     Asked on 8/30/2016 by chris

will the Fiberstars 6004 Illuminator replace a fiberworks light that was installed in 1999.

A     Answered on 8/31/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello Chris, please verify if they changed anything at Fiberstars 888-704-2276

?     Asked on 8/22/2016 by Elizabeth Gorman

have to replace my Powerhouse Metal Halide Illuminator model TPH3000 . not working a smelling like burning when I plug it it...what do you suggest I replace with? also do you also have replacement caps for in pool...caps are very yellowed

A     Answered on 9/1/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Elizabeth, The 6004 Lifetime Illuminator can be used to replace the Powerhouse Metal Halide Illuminator. We do have replacement caps for above ground pools click link to see the available caps > Above Ground Pool Top Caps Parts.

?     Asked on 7/26/2016 by Joline Moore

I have a 6004 unit. The light comes on, stays on about 10 minutes. Goes off. Comes on a minute. Goes off permanently. I checked the holes for venting and they are fine. Obviously not the bulb. Besides the fan being blocked (checking that next) what else could it be? GFI is fine.

A     Answered on 7/30/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Joline, The unit is overheating which can be caused by improper ventilation and or a dirty or faulty fan.

?     Asked on 7/16/2016 by Annette

I have a Lumenyte Model PH 3000 fiber optic illuminator that no longer works. What do you suggest for replacement? I believe that it is the bulb that no longer works but I do not believe that bulb is available. The pool is 18 years old and the lights have not worked for the past 8 years. Thanks

A     Answered on 7/21/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Annette, The Fiberstar Lifetime Illuminator (6004) can be used as a replacement for the Lumenyte PH 3000 unit.

?     Asked on 7/15/2016 by Dorinda

Is there a way to brighten the lights ? They are dimmer than they use to be

A     Answered on 7/17/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Dorinda, You can try reporting the fiber cable, instructions can be found in the Fiberstars 6004 Installation Manual.

?     Asked on 7/12/2016 by mary stahler

How to I know if bulb is going bad lights are dim and top of illuminaor box is not lighting up solid anymore

A     Answered on 7/16/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Mary, The bulb does not go dull or get dimmed, you can try reporting the fiber.

?     Asked on 7/3/2016 by tom

I have a Fiberstars model 6008. The light and color wheel run for about 5 minutes or so then shuts off. Can you trouble shoot this for me? Thank You.

A     Answered on 7/6/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Tom, Check to see if the fan is turning on, the unit might be getting too hot causing it to overheat.

?     Asked on 6/12/2016 by Randy

I have an older Fiberstars model FS3CR illuminator with fiberoptic strands to the pool coping and two spots to the stars and two spots to the side wall. The unit is shot and I want to replace the tower. I'm in Toronto. What do you suggest? Randy

A     Answered on 6/14/2016 by Patrick P.

Hi Randy, This 6004 illuminator would be the correct replacement for the Fiberstars FS3CR illuminator.

?     Asked on 6/8/2016 by

Can I splice the fiber optics on my 6004 unit and do you sell a splice kit for that Thank you

A     Answered on 6/10/2016 by Alan M.

We do not retail a splice kit for fiber optics.

?     Asked on 5/27/2016 by Gary

I have a Fiberstars model 6008 that is shot. I see that the 6008 is no longer available. What options do I have?

A     Answered on 5/27/2016 by Patrick P.

Hi Gary The 6004 would be the direct replacement for the 6008, the only difference is that the color wheel for the 6004 has 4 colors where your 6008 had 8 colors.

?     Asked on 5/22/2016 by Jim

Hello. I have an fs5c-r. I was having a problem with either the x10 receptacles or the x10 controller. An electrician came in, took out the outlets and wired everything together so that it was on or off by a single switch. I want to go back to the original x10 type remote, but cannot find an original wiring diagram. Can you help me with a pdf schematic or direct me to a proper source?

A     Answered on 5/22/2016 by Patrick P.

Hi Jim I would suggest contacting Fiberstars - Now SR Smith Lighting directly they should be able to help.

?     Asked on 5/8/2016 by

Will the Fiberstars 6004 unit replace an old FS5C unit without replacing the fiberoptic line? And should the old fiberoptic line be replaced for any reason other than damage?

A     Answered on 5/11/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi, The 6004 can replace the FS5C and you can use the existing fiberoptic cable.

?     Asked on 3/16/2016 by Mike

i have an old Powerhouse Metal-Halide Illuminator which uses a Thorn ARCSTREAM 4000K 150W G12 R27. the unit works fine but the bulb is burnt out and are no longer avaialble. Will on of the Fiberstars replacement bulbs be adaptable?

A     Answered on 3/17/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Mike, Fiberstar bulbs are designed specifically for their units, it may not work in other units.

?     Asked on 3/14/2016 by ed

do you have any recommended installers for this product in the Katy or Richmond Texas area, 77406 & 77494? I have a 1998 model that is junk and needs to be replaced but I can't find a local installer, I'm handy, but i don't play with electrical items.

A     Answered on 3/16/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Ed, We do not refer installers, you ca contact SR Smith at 503.266.2231 to find out if they can refer any installers in your area to you.

?     Asked on 3/13/2016 by Ahmad

My 6004 light went off, I discovered that the light bulb is burnt , I decided to check the voltage on the lamb base that comes from the transformer , I discovered that t is 260 volts , which kind strange since the Y20-6000 should be using 110 volts, does it mean that the transformer is faulty , or it is ok I just have to replace the bulb assembly unit?

A     Answered on 3/15/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Ahmad, This unit requires 120 volt 60 hz only, so if you're getting 260 volts then something is wrong. Consult an electrician to find out what the cause for the increase voltage.

?     Asked on 3/6/2016 by Gary S.

To be sure. I have a fiberstars 2004 illumination unit that is defunct. Can I replace that unit with the much more reliable fiberstars Model #6004 (don't have AS model). Will Model #6004 connect to the #2004 optic line and the 2004 base without major problem?

A     Answered on 3/8/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Gary, You can connect the existing fiber port line that you currently have to the 6004 unit, and use you the 2004 base as well.

?     Asked on 11/3/2015 by Bob Warren

I have a Fiberstars Serial # 600050382 which unit is a replacement unit ? And cost$

A     Answered on 11/4/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Bob, We're unable to cross reference serial number's to a specific unit, you will have to SR Smith at (800) 824-4387 and the will be able to tell you what will replace the unit you have.

?     Asked on 10/19/2015 by Steve

Need to replace the fs4c, is it still made?

A     Answered on 10/21/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Steve, The FS4C is no longer being made, the Lifetime Illuminator - Metal Halide (6004) will replace it.

?     Asked on 9/5/2015 by miguel p n

Please tell me about fs3c model I need to replace I understand this model is discontinued what model is replacing it and what is the cost ? Thanks.

A     Answered on 9/11/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Miguel, The Lifetime Illuminator - Metal Halide (6004) will replace the FS3C Illuminator.

?     Asked on 9/1/2015 by

Can I replaces a Hayward tower with a Fiberstar?

A     Answered on 9/1/2015 by Robert M.

Yes you can replace the Hayward tower with a Fiberstars' unit.

?     Asked on 7/29/2015 by Melisa

I need to replace a fs250 illuminator. Looks like a shoebox kind of. What is the best illuminator to get?? Thank you

A     Answered on 8/25/2015 by Alex V.

Melisa, The Fiberstars 6004 4 color illuminator is a good replacement for the older FS250.

?     Asked on 6/9/2015 by Wahid

I have had installed ( ca. 2000-2003) by previous owner on our ground pool a fiberstars Lifetime Illuminator 6000 series, Somehow working fine past 8 but totally burned out power tower due to some shortage. What will be my best choice to replace this with a new tower without replacing the fiber and light which is sealed firmly to the pool wall. Can I get the same tower? I do not want to replace the fiber cable currently installed. Thanks. W

A     Answered on 6/9/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi Wahid, the 6004 illuminator here would be a direct replacement for your 6000 series fiber-optic illuminator. The 6004 illuminator is a 4 color illuminator meaning your lights will fade through a range of 4 colors. We also carry a new 9 Color LED Fiber Optic Illuminator which would work for you and is an upgrade to the 6004. The upgraded LED illuminator is a 9 color illuminator, the bulb lasts much longer and the cost of operation is far less.

?     Asked on 5/21/2015 by Dennis

I am replaceing a Fiberstar 2008. Is the 6004 Fiberstar the replacement unit? Also will the current fiber strands work or do I need to replace them with the new unit? What is the total cost with shipping to 92027 CA

A     Answered on 5/21/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi Dennis, Yes the 6004 Fiberstars Illuminator would be the replacement for the 2004 illuminator. We have a new LED Fiber Optic Illuminator which would replace the 2004 illuminator. The LED illuminator would be considered an upgrade as it outputs brighter light, costs less to operate and has a much longer lamp life. You should not need to replace your fiber when replacing your illuminator as the old cable should work.

?     Asked on 4/12/2015 by DK

i have a worn out and broken fiberstars system from 1998. Is there a replacement to retrofit this model?

A     Answered on 4/13/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi DK - The 6004 would be the replacement for any of the Fiberstars models from 1998. In the past year there has been a new LED Illuminator for Fiber Optic systems which is very bright, has a much longer lamp life and costs very little to operate.

?     Asked on 1/18/2015 by Lin

Is the 6004 a direct replacement for the 6008?

A     Answered on 1/19/2015 by Robert M.

Hello Lin - The Fiberstars 6004 is the direct replacement for the 6008.

?     Asked on 12/18/2014 by

I need to replace my FS5 unit. Is there an upgrade that will use the same fiber bundle without having to replace it?

A     Answered on 12/18/2014 by Robert M.

The 6004 can replace the FS5 and it will accept the same fiber optic cable. You will need to use the fiber port that comes with the 6004.

?     Asked on 4/23/2013 by Guest

Will the Fiberstars 6004 or 6004AS light up 2 lights and perimeter lighting?

A     Answered on 4/23/2013 by Patrick P.

The number of lights the 6604 and 6004AS will illuminate will depend on the number of fiber strands. The 6604 and 6004AS will accept up to 450 strands of fiber.

?     Asked on 7/20/2012 by Guest

I would like to order a replacement unit for my existing fiberstars model FS3C illuminator.Please provide me with the cost and how to order the unit.

A     Answered on 7/20/2012 by Patrick P.

The Fiberstars FS3C illuminator has been discontinued but may be replaced by the Fiberstars 2004 illuminator or the Fiberstars 6004 iluminator Thanks for the great question.

?     Asked on 5/14/2012 by Guest

Can the Fiberstar 6004 replace a 14 year old Fiberstar model 2008?

A     Answered on 5/14/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes the 6004 would be a direct replacement for the older 2008.

?     Asked on 1/16/2008 by Guest

What is the difference between the Fiberstars 2004 and 6004 illuminators?

A     Answered on 1/16/2008 by Patrick P.

The 2004 model has a strand capacity of 400 while the 6004 will hold 450 fiber optic strands.  The 6004 has a metal halide lamp that is rated at an average of 6000 hours.  The quartz-halogen lamp inside the 2004 is rated at 400-700 hours average.  The 6004 model is more energy efficient than the 2004 and consumes less power.


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4     1

 (4 out of 5 stars)  Great fiber optic pool lighting system

from Houston, TX ()

Pros: Easy to install, soft lights

Cons: Susceptible to bugs and the elements

This is a very good lighting system. I was replacing an old unit and the installation of the new unit was a snap, completely installed in less than an hour. I am very happy and satisified. The only problem or issue with this system is that it is susceptible to bugs getting inside it.

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 (4 out of 5 stars)  It works!

from Morgan Hill,CA ()

Pros: Fiber optic lights! that work!!

Cons: Not the brightest lights and the red is pretty lame because it's so dim

I installed the system yesterday and got frustrated in the process because the instructions didn't assist with the issues I was having. First the wiring, the wiring previously installed used different color wires! It was a complete guessing game when it came to connecting them. Then the cooling fan was disconnected when I first tried using it, I immediately switched it off when it started smoking and started troubleshooting. Now it's installed and works.

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 (4 out of 5 stars)  

from Sachse, TX ()

Pros: Size is smaller

Cons: Material is of a plastic ln lieu of metal

My only discomfort with the product is that the cover is made of a plastic material and the prior post was made of metal. The prior was still in good condition when we switched out. I am afraid when mowing / trimming around it or with the extreme changes in temp (Texas weather) it will crack. We had prior for approx 14 or 15 years. We are looking forward to another 15 years with the new one. Keeping fingers cross :D

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