need a light kit for my spa


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Old 01-13-07, 10:50 PM
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need a light kit for my spa

Need a replacement light for my spa. Actually, the one that was installed when I inherited it was rigged up from an outdoor flood light, held in place with electrical wire around the plumbing...!

My spa is about 15 years old, and has a plexiglass window by which the light shines thru. There is a lock ring on the tub side that attaches via screws to the ring on the other side.

Not sure where to look to find the correct light for this, or if I need to replace the plexiglass window with an actual light lens. There is no way to safely support the light from the inside, so it would have to attach directly to the tub from the access panel.

The spa is 120V, with no low voltage transformer for the light.

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Old 01-14-07, 11:42 AM
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WOW! It's been a while since I've seen one of these, but I believe what you have was just how it came from the factory. e.g. this is how the manufacturer designed and installed this particular light (though, it wasn't originally held in place with wire). You probably could install a new "standard" spa light by just drilling a hole in the existing plexiglass for the new light lens/assembly. Also, find a light that comes complete with a transformer and switch (I know they're made, it what we carry).
 
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Old 01-14-07, 02:43 PM
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Thanks Dr. Spa. I wasn't sure if this was the original design or not. The hole is 5 1/2 inches in diameter; way bigger then any stock item I can find.

It's probably more trouble then it's worth to remove the glass and cut it. I may crack it, in which case I'm screwed.

I'll find a way to put the old light back in place and secure it better; it has lasted the life of the spa with no problems, so no need to go off and re-invent the wheel.

Thanks again for the reply.
 
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Old 01-14-07, 03:27 PM
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There are floating, waterproof, battery operated spa lights available. These can be fun and romantic!
 
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interesting twelvepole.

Got a link?
 
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Old 01-14-07, 05:51 PM
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You can Google for floating spa lights. There are battery and solar powered ones. There are a variety of styles from floating water lilies to balls and duckies. Another option might be hanging solar lights in the spa area. There are, of course, the oil lamp torchieres that are often used around patios.

http://www.cheaphottubchemicals.com/Page/Accessories/Sol-mate_solar__spa_light.htm

http://www.pooldeals.com/catalog/Glow-Buoy-Floating-Swimming-Pool-Light-p-17283.html

http://www.parpool-spa.com/Page/Spa/Spa_Accessories.toys.html

http://www.earthtechproducts.com/p225.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/Solar-Powered-White-LED-Pool-Spa-Pond-Light_W0QQitemZ330074525442QQihZ014QQcategoryZ3243QQcmdZViewItem
 
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thanks twelvepole !
 
 

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