Replacement Hayward light fixture for an old niche (SP-555)

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FloridaMark posted this 31 May 2021

Similar to an earlier post by Kimberly410 back in 2017, I find myself needing to replace a Hayward light. The unit appears to be a SP-540 and the niche is SP-555. The recommended replacement in 2017 was a 500w 120v Duralite with a 50' cord model number SP0573LN50. Unfortunately, it appears that model has been discontinued. Is there a newer model that I can use with the same niche?

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Service posted this 03 June 2021

Hi FloridaMark, You can use this Aladdin 500P Light Adapter Ring that will fit any niche from 9-3/4” to 12” solving the problem of trying to repair an obsolete light, or trying to reconstruct a niche to fit a standard light. The unique feature of these light rings is that they can be installed in a few minutes and accept a standard light. Simply remove the old light, insert the Adaptable Light Ring, tighten the retaining screws, and install the new light. It’s that easy. After Installing the light ring then you could go with one of these Pentair Amerlite Light Fixtures

Thank You

Patrick

www.inyopools.com

FloridaMark posted this 07 June 2021

Thanks, Patrick. I have separately reached out to Hayward, for confirmation that the adapter will work with the niche. If it does, I will be ordering one, although I will probably go with the 500C.

Service posted this 10 June 2021

Thanks Mark! By the way here is the 500C Light Ring

Thank You

Patrick

www.inyopools.com

FloridaMark posted this 5 weeks ago

So, I have ordered both the Aladdin 500P and the 500C, and without the use of a hacksaw or blowtorch, neither one appears to be the solution. Both adapter rings are too wide to fit the opening of the niche, and neither ring allows for any adjustment. If I bend the plastic on the 500P, I can force it into the hole, but it won't stay there.Opening of Hayward SP-555 niche

For sizing purposes, the two screws are 10" apart, which means the ID of the niche is less than 10". According to the Aladdin Catalog (see page 21), none of their products will fit.

For grins, I've added two additional photos. One of the ring installed witout force (see ovehanging plastic piece), and one of the ring forced into the niche. I will be returning both rings.

Aladdin 500P without bending

 

Aladdin 500P with bending

radcliffes113 posted this 5 weeks ago

So, I have ordered both the Aladdin 500P and the 500C, and without the use of a hacksaw or blowtorch, neither one appears to be the solution. Both adapter rings are too wide to fit the opening of the niche, and neither ring allows for any adjustment. If I bend the plastic on the 500P, I can force it into the hole, but it won't stay there.Opening of Hayward SP-555 niche

For sizing purposes, the two screws are 10" apart, which means the ID of the niche is less than 10". According to the Aladdin Catalog (see page 21 ) via worktime

, none of their products will fit.

For grins, I've added two additional photos. One of the ring installed witout force (see ovehanging plastic piece), and one of the ring forced into the niche. I will be returning both rings.

Aladdin 500P without bending

 

Thanks, . I have separately reached out to Hayward, for confirmation that the adapter will work with the niche. If it does, I will be ordering one, although I will probably go with the 500C.

 

Aladdin 500P with bending

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