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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    yep. strongly suggest 12V. LED fixture.

    strongly.

    in 40 years of being a sparky, i've seen two
    people killed with 120 volt wet niche pool lighting.

    one ended with a conviction for manslaughter for the
    property owner.

    both ended with dead people in the pool.

    http://www.backyardpoolsuperstore.co...FRKSfgodbBgG2Q


    This happened recently in My hometown. I would not have a 110v light in a pool period! Switch to low
    voltage.

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    The quartz covers on those line voltage lights arent indestructible either. Had a kid break one and cut his foot badly many years ago at the hotel where I did maintenance.. combined with that splice... yikes.

    Are new ones polycarbonate/plastic or quartz still?
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFletcher View Post
    The quartz covers on those line voltage lights arent indestructible either. Had a kid break one and cut his foot badly many years ago at the hotel where I did maintenance.. combined with that splice... yikes.

    Are new ones polycarbonate/plastic or quartz still?
    Halogen lights may generate high enough temperatures that quartz is required over polycarbonate.
    LV lights may have the same problem if still halogen type.
    LED fixtures do not have nearly the same degree of thermal stress.

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