Frequently Asked Questions
The lights must be powered by 12VAC from either a transformer, or adapter rated at 1 Amp per light.
They cannot be synchronized with other lights because every pool light works differently.
Yes, this type of installation is possible as long as water proof connections are used to join the existing wire to the new pool light wire.
Multiple lights can be re-synchronized by simply switching them off for 5-7 seconds then switching them back on. Doing so will bring all the lights back to the first color, white.
Yes, using the NWL Pro Series Bluetooth Smart Controller or when a suitable home automation system is used. The system must be able to control a switched 110 VAC outlet.
All our LED lights have been thoroughly tested before being shipped to you.
Operating the Light and Changing Colors
NOTE This section only applies to the color (RGB) lights.
Turn the light ON. If the light has been off for 7 seconds or longer, the light will turn on at the last color selected. To change the color, turn the light OFF and then ON within three (3) seconds. Continue turning OFF and ON until the desired light color mode is reached. When the light is turned OFF for more than seven (7) seconds, it will remain in the color set that is currently active. When the light is turned back ON, the light will be on the same color set. To Reset to the Beginning of the Color Sequence begin this procedure with the light turned ON. Turn the light OFF, wait five (5) seconds, then turn ON, the light will return to the beginning of the color cycle (Alpine White).
NOTE: To synchronize colors on multiple NWL Pro Series 12V LED Dimmable lights systems wired to separate switches, perform the above actions on all their switches simultaneously. All NWL Pro Series 12V LED Dimmable lights will synchronize automatically if activated by the same switch. No other accessories are required.
NOTICE: The NWL Pro Series 12V LED Dimmable lights are intended for installation in fresh water and salt water swimming pools. It is important to ensure that the wet niches in which the lights are installed are intended for their appropriate application, either fresh water or salt water pools.
Preparing the Light Fixture for Installation
NOTE: The electrician must complete preparatory steps before light fixture is installed.
Verify that the pool meets the requirements of the current National Electrical Code (Canadian Electrical Code, in Canada) and all local codes and ordinances. A licensed or certified electrician must install the electrical system to meet or exceed those requirements before the underwater light is installed. Some of the requirements of the National Electrical Code, which the pool electrical systems must meet, are: The junction box or the low-voltage transformer must be located at least eight (8) inches (measured from the inside of the bottom of the junction box or transformer) above the MAXIMUM water level, OR at least four (4) inches above the ground level or pool deck, whichever is greater. The junction box or transformer must also be installed at least forty-eight (48) inches (4 ft.) from the edge of the pool. A standard 1.5” plastic wall / return fitting (not included) must be installed so that the top edge of the underwater light’s lens is at least 4 inches (10.2 cm) below the surface of the water in the pool.
NOTE: To be certain that the pool’s electrical system meets all applicable requirements, the electrician should also consult the local building department.
Installing the Light Fixture
NOTE: Perform these steps only after the electrical system requirements are met.
- Feed cord through electrical conduit to junction box, leaving at least fourteen (14) inches of slack cord in the conduit near the pool wall to allow for winterization.
- Remove the docking ring from the light and attach the docking ring to the 1.5” pool fitting.
- Cut the cord at the junction box, leaving at least six (6) inches of cord to make connections.
- Strip six (6) inches of the outer cord jacket to expose the two insulated wires being careful not to damage any remaining insulation.
- The light mounts to the docking ring by turning it clockwise onto the docking ring and securing it with the provided screw.
- Fill the pool until the underwater light is completely submerged in water before operating the light. Turn on main switch or circuit breaker, and the switch, which operates the underwater light, to check for proper operation.
- Properly prepare the end of the light cable to securely connect it to the 12VAC output of a Class 2 transformer that is listed or certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for the intended use.
Wiring Options for Controlling Forever LED Nicheless Lights
NOTE: The NWL Pro Series LED Nicheless Lights are compatible with light dimmers.
Do not wire the NWL Pro Series 12V LED Dimmable lights to any dimming circuitry. To the extent allowed by local installation codes in effect in the installation authority and capacity of the electrical equipment, multiple NWL ProSeries LED lights may be controlled with a single switch and transformer so their colors may be synchronized. Separate switches may be used to control the on/off and color functions of each set of NWL Pro Series LED Nicheless Lights (a ‘set’ being all the lights wired to a common 12 VAC transformer). It is recommended that these switches be located next to each other to facilitate simple color synchronization when desired. If color synchronization is critical, switches must be operated simultaneously.
Wiring to a Time Clock: The NWL Pro Series 12V LED Dimmable lights can be wired to a time clock to operate the lights automatically.
Wiring to a Switch: The NWL Pro Series 12V LED Dimmable lights can be wired into a switch to manually operate the lights. Twelve (12) Volt Installation A 12-14 Volt AC Transformer must be used to power all 12-Volt lights. NOTE: For optimum performance NWL Pro Series LED Lights recommends not exceeding the load factor specified by the instructions included with the transformer. To ensure maximum safety, use only a Class 2 transformer that can supply 12-14 Volts AC to power all 12-Volt lights. The transformer must be listed or certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for the intended use.
CAUTION: To prevent risk of fire which could result in property damage, and to ensure optimum performance, do not exceed the load factor specified in the instructions provided by the transformer manufacturer.