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Old 07-19-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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Hi hope someone can help!

We have 2 pool lights, both operated from the same switch in the house. One light works perfectly, the other does not work at all! We have changed the bulb and that still does not solve the problem. We are out of ideas!

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Old 07-19-2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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Lights in the pool, or at the pool?

Can you give a little more detail please.

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Thanks for reply John,

Should have more clearer!! 2 lights IN the pool!
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for reply John,

Should have more clearer!! 2 lights IN the pool!
Did you install the correct lamp? I did a relamp job once and the new lamp was just slightly different than the original and would never make contact,

Also, open up the pool light deck box and check that you do in fact have power going to the light.
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Yes defo correct lamp! Forgot to mention, when we changed the 'lamp' it worked! So 2 nights looked lovely! Then it went out and would not come back on! Then a few weeks later just on the off chance i flipped the indoors switch again (waiting for a miracle!) and voila! it worked! Next day out again and permanently ever since!
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Yes defo correct lamp! Forgot to mention, when we changed the 'lamp' it worked! So 2 nights looked lovely! Then it went out and would not come back on! Then a few weeks later just on the off chance i flipped the indoors switch again (waiting for a miracle!) and voila! it worked! Next day out again and permanently ever since!

What kind of lamp is in the pool? Quartz Halogen? Did you touch the lamp with your bare hands?
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Yes halogen, and i would say it is VERY likely that it was touched with bare hands! Does this make a difference?
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Yes halogen, and i would say it is VERY likely that it was touched with bare hands! Does this make a difference?
Yeah, usually causes shortened lamp life, but your scenario seems too short.

It very well could be just a bad lamp, did you try replacing it a 2nd time? also, I would swap lamps around with the other pool light to verify if the problem is the lamp, or the light.
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Actually this is the 3rd lamp! first when we bought the house, we got both changed. One light is still working perfect after 14 months. The lamp in question stopped working (albeit it came on a couple of times!) after 4 months. Not sure if it is a coinsidence but it stopped working after ew had an horrendous hail storm (size of golf balls!) Have not tried changing lamp over, don't know if I dare!

Thanks a lot for your help, btw!
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Try switching the two bulbs and see if you have the same problem or if it reverses. I have seen bulbs with a broken filament work sometimes, depending on the position of the bulb. While the bulbs are out of the sockets, you could try them in a lamp if they are medium base, and see if they both work then.
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Thanksfor reply -

But the bulb is in a sealed unit - when I said in an earlier post that the bulb had been touched I mean't the glass surrounding it!
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You will likely have TWO seperate brass pool light junction boxes outside, above ground in the landscaped area close to the lights.

Carefully, look for a loose connection there. If you are lucky, your problem will be there.

More likely, the halogen pool lights get very hot inside and tend to burn up at the lamp socket/pins. You may have to replace the fixture.
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Thanks,
Have checked the junction boxes and no loose wires!
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Are they low voltage lights...12volts? If so I'd locate and check the transformer connections. Could also be a bad transformer.

Usually sealed lights are found with above ground pools so is that what you have?
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Thanks Stubbie, and no we have an in the ground pool.

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