I have an in-ground pool with fiber optic ribbon and flood lighting connected to the PG2000.
In the past when the light stopped working I would order a replacement bulb and it would fix the problem. The bulbs are expensive but I really like the idea of fiber optic color-changing lighting.
This last time I ordered a new bulb, replaced it, and it did not fix the problem. Some suggest replacing a capacitor or igniter -- more expensive parts. I do not like the idea of randomly replacing parts in the hope of finding the bad one! I'm not even sure the replacement bulb I got is good, or if the "old" bulb is bad.
I have a multi-meter and experience with high-voltage electronics. I can follow a schematic if one is available. Can anyone tell me what voltages, resistances, or currents to check to determine which component needs to be replaced? I'm looking to isolate the cause of my problem definitively. Right now, the fan comes on, the color wheel operates properly, and the unit turns on and off remotely. Just no photons coming out with either of the two bulbs I've tried. Is there a way to test the bulbs?
As a side question, does anyone know if there's a replacement for the PG2000 unit itself, perhaps using super-bright LED technology instead? Seems it would be more reliable, cooler, and draw less power if anyone makes a compatible replacement. Rather than buying more bulbs and parts for the Pentair, I'd consider going to a different unit if one were available.
Thanks in advance for your help.