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Author Topic: LED Color Changing Underwater Pool Light - what x10 to use??  (Read 124 times)

BamaPen

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LED Color Changing Underwater Pool Light - what x10 to use??
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:02:29 PM »

I have a fancy programmable LED underwater light in my swimming pool. The light program is selected by switching the power off and on to cycle thru the built-in programs, so there is more in the module than just LEDs.  I'd like to be able to turn it on and off with X10, but both lamp and appliance modules still apply a small current thru the load even when it is "off" and I'm not sure that would be a good idea in this case.

The situation if further complicated by the fact that the light is fed from a GFI and the existing manual switch is between the GFI and the light - and this is all outdoors, with the GFI and switch in a weatherproof box.

What X10 compatible switch would be appropriate for this setup?
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Re: LED Color Changing Underwater Pool Light - what x10 to use??
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 08:27:56 AM »

Pentair SAM?
I think there have been others who have posted about this. You might try a search, or at least throw out a model number.
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Re: LED Color Changing Underwater Pool Light - what x10 to use??
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 09:38:21 AM »

The new CFL friendly Appliance Modules have no Local Control Sensing Voltage on the output.
Just a very minimal am I On or Off current.
So the later ones would put much less voltage back on the LED controller. Over the older ones with Local Control Sensing.
I don't think it would effect the controller as it would probably load it down to nothing.
 
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Re: LED Color Changing Underwater Pool Light - what x10 to use??
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »

Does anyone know if the current edition of the XPFM wired-in module also has the CLF-friendly circuitry? If so, then I can probably fit one of those into the system.
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