LED Pool Light Bulb Replacement Guide

LED Pool Light Bulb Replacement Guide

Replacing the light bulb in your swimming pool light is pretty standard. What isn’t standard, though, are the bulbs. Unlike traditional home lighting, pool light bulbs vary with the brand and light fixture. To help pool owners replace their pool light bulbs, we compiled a comprehensive LED pool light bulb replacement guide.

Hopefully, the pool light bulb replacement guide will help prevent pool owners from purchasing the wrong bulb and educate them on their bulb options, as well.

LED Replacement Bulb Options

Can you install an LED replacement bulb into your existing light or do you have to purchase a brand new light fixture?

That is probably one of the most frequently asked questions we hear from pool owners regarding LED bulb replacement options. And a valid one, too. The answer to that question is “depends.”

The bad news is, not every white light fixture has an LED replacement bulb option.

The good news is, the most popular swimming pool lights will usually do. In our LED pool light bulb replacement guide, we provide all of the swimming pool lights that currently offer LED replacement bulbs.

Hayward AstroLite, StarLite, and DuraLite 

The Hayward Astrolite, StarLite, and DuraLite light series are very popular white pool lights that come standard in a wide range of voltages, wattages, and cord lengths. Be careful, although they use the same light bulbs, they use different replacement parts

For a long time, though, the flood bulb was the only option for these lights.  Now, we have an LED replacement bulb. Keep scrolling to view your light bulb replacement options and an exploded diagram of your light.

Replacement Parts

Replacement parts for the AstroLite I series HERE

Replacement parts for the Duralite series HERE

Replacement parts for the Starlite series HERE

Complete Lights (Light fixtures + white flood bulb)

You can view the complete AstroLite series HERE

You can view the complete DuraLite series HERE

Replacement Flood Bulbs

300 W / 12 V

300 W/ 120V

400 W/ 120 V

500 W/ 120 V

Replacement LED Alternatives

Pureline LED Pool Light Bulb Color Changing 120V 35W - PL5889
Pureline LED Pool Light Bulb Color Changing, 35W

35 W, 12 V

35 W, 120 V

Pentair AmerLite

The Pentair AmerLite has been the world standard of reliability for underwater pool and spa lighting for over forty years. It is corrosion-resistant and available in a variety of wattages and cord lengths. Similar to the Hayward white lights, the Pentair Amerlite holds an incandescent bulb and now has an LED replacement.

Replacement Parts

Replacement parts for the AmerLite HERE

Complete Lights (Light fixtures + white flood bulb)

You can view the complete AmerLite series HERE

Replacement Flood Bulbs

300 W / 12 V

300 W/ 120V

400 W/ 120 V

500 W/ 120 V

LED Alternatives Bulbs

35 W, 12 V

35 W, 120 V

Sta-Rite/ Swimquip

Although the Sta-rite/Swimquip lights aren’t as common as the Hayward and Pentair lights, you can still find them in swimming pools across the country. The SwimQuip LED replacement bulbs are available in white and in a color-changing option.

Replacement Parts

Replacement parts for the Sta-Rite/Swimquip series HERE

Complete Lights (Light fixtures + white flood bulb)

You can view the complete Sta-Rite/ Swimquip series HERE

Replacement Flood Bulbs

100 W, 12 V

300 W, 12 V

500 W, 120 V

Color Changing LED Bulb 

12 W, 12 V

12 W, 120 V

White LED Alternative Bulbs

12 W, 12 V

12 W, 120 V

Jacuzzi Full Moon

The Jacuzzi Full Moon light series is very popular and very hard to come by. There simply just isn’t a lot of them are on the market. Still, if you’re lucky enough to have one, you can replace your incandescent bulb with a new LED bulb. One of the best features of the Full Moon lights is that they retrofit into most existing light niches.

Replacement Parts

Replacement parts for the Jacuzzi Full Moon series HERE

Complete Lights (Light fixtures + white flood bulb)

You can view the complete Jacuzzi Full Moon series HERE

Replacement Flood Bulbs 

100 W, 12 V

300 W, 12 V

300 W, 120 V

500 W, 120 V

Replacement LED Bulbs 

LED Rainbow Bulb 12 V

LED Rainbow Bulb 120 V

Hayward ColorLogic, Pentair IntelliBrite, Jandy WaterColors

LED Pool Light Fixtures

As the demand for incandescent lights decreased, the demand for LED lights increased. As a result, pool manufactures had to design brand new LED light fixtures that pool owners could use to replace their entire light. That is the case with the Hayward ColorLogic, Pentair IntelliBrite, and Jandy WaterColors. Although all three lights are great LED lights in their own right, they still provide one problem for pool owners- replacing the bulb.

Each light has an integrated LED board that is responsible for emitting light. Unlike traditional lights, once the light goes out, pool owners are forced to replace the entire light fixture. In these lights, you do not have the option to simply replace the bulb. For most, this can be a financial burden. A brand new LED light fixture can easily range from $600- $1,000. Not to mention, replacing your pool light fixture takes two to three hours out of your day to replace. This is really why we like the PureLine Pure Colors LED pool light.

PureLine Pure Colors LED

The PureLine Pure Colors LED light fixture is one of the first LED pool light fixtures that allows pool owners the option to replace just the bulb. the Pure Colors LED light takes advantage of the Pentair Amerlite Fixture and the Pure Colors LED bulb.

The Pure Colors LED light kit provides pool owners better flexibility and control over their pool lighting. Replacing the bulb is more cost-effective than replacing the entire light fixture and it saves pool owners the install time. Replacing a bulb only takes approximately thirty minutes versus two hours to replace a whole fixture.

In today’s age, if you’re looking for the best efficiency and the best lighting, we recommend you go with an LED light. If you currently own an incandescent light fixture, determine if they made an LED bulb replacement. In many cases, you won’t have to purchase a brand new fixture. However, for some pool owners, you may.

If you are currently in the market for a new LED light fixture, we recommend the PureLine Pure Colors. The Pure Colors LED light fixture gives you the flexibility to replace the LED bulb and retrofit into most standard Pentair niches.

If you’re having trouble locating a replacement LED bulb for your light, give us a call, or leave the make and model of your light fixture in the comments section.

4 thoughts on “LED Pool Light Bulb Replacement Guide

  1. I posted a question last night and realized I don’t believe I left my email address. My question was regarding what do we do if we currently have an LED light fixture which is the Hayward color logic 2.0 that lasted one year. I want to take it out and replace will I have to choose another LED light fixture or can I install a regular light fixture and buy an LED light off of Amazon or somewhere else?

    Any guidance would be appreciated

    1. The light options you have depends on the style of the niche. Only another flat-back LED fixture will work if you have the shallow LED colorogic light niche. If the niche is the standard deep style, then you can use Most LED light fixtures or can switch to an incandescent style.

  2. Very informative article but I do have a couple questions. We have the Hayward color logic 2.0 lock and it has never worked right since we’ve had it. It basically worked one season which put it out of his warranty so I prefer to not go with Hayward again. With that said can I replace it using the PureLine Pure colors since there is no bulb with the Hayward or how do I change that out? Thanks in advance

    1. The PureColors bulb won’t fit in the ColorLogic housing. But you can buy an Amerilite or Astrolite and replace the incandescent bulb that comes with the light with a PureColors. You can also replace it with an IntelliBrite if you prefer an enclosed light, but they are much more expensive.

      Before purchasing a new light, you must confirm the niche type in your pool. Some ecologic lights were installed with a shallow niche in which only other flat-backed LED fixtures can fit.

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