Bestway, Coleman, Lay-Z-Spa and Mspa LED lighting

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Introduction

hot tub LED lightingDo you own a Bestway, Coleman, Lay-Z-Spa or Mspa brand inflatable hot tub? Have you seen hot tubs lit at night with colored LED lighting and wondered how you can get that effect with your tub. In this article I will go over options for adding color changing LED lights to just about any one of these brands and models of airjet and hydrojet inflatable hot tubs. Get the night time glow and ambiance that you see in some of the more expensive hot tubs, from your cheaper model tub.

Lighting options and limitations

The hot tubs manufactured by Bestway which include the Coleman and Lay-Z-Spa line of tubs are some of the easiest tubs to add lighting to. The Mspa line of tubs have some limitations as far as the scope of this article, but I will discuss how to tell if your tub can handle one of the options I have. I will go through two different lighting options and show how they fit to the different tub models.

Intex LED lightThe first option I will touch on actually uses a light manufactured by Intex for their purespa line of tubs. This light uses a threaded fitting that it screws onto for the Intex tubs. Because of this, an adapter is needed to fit this to another brand of hot tub. There are three adapter options that can fit this light to a good number of the Bestway and Mspa brand tubs, but not all of the models will support this. This light can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here.

The first adapter for this light will work with any of the Bestway, Coleman or Lay-Z-Spa tubs that use the ChemConnect chlorine dispenser. The ChemConnect is a simple push with a 1/4 twist to secure it to the tub. The adapter for this light uses the same push and twist fit that the ChemConnect has as seen in the picture to the right. This makes installing the light and swapping between that and the ChemConnect easy. You can purchase this adapter by clicking here.

The second adapter for this light works for any of the Bestway tubs that do not use the ChemConnect dispenser but have a removable water outlet debris filter as indicated in the picture to the left. The adapter screws on to the intex light and then threads on to the tub in place of the debris filter. You can purchase this adapter by clicking here.

The last adapter for this light, seen to the right, is designed for some of the Mspa branded tubs. This adapter is much like the last adapter for the Bestway tubs in that it replaces the water outlet debris filter. If your Mspa brand tub does not have a removable debris filter, unfortunately this adapter will not work and I have no other recommended options to allow a light to be fitted to this brand of tubs. You can purchase this adapter by clicking here.

The next lighting option will only work for Bestway, Coleman or Lay-Z-Spa brands of tubs. It uses a small remote controlled puck style light with an adapter that will fit the light to the front of the filter housing. The filter housing lock screw is removed and the light is threaded in it's place and acts as to hold the filter together. Because of the way this mounts, this will fit nearly all of the Bestway, Coleman and Lay-Z-Spa brands of tubs giving options to those that don't have a tub with a ChemConnect or a removable debris filter. You can purchase this light set by clicking here.

Next we have the Lay-Z-Spa light manufactured by Bestway, seen to the left. This light is much like the Intex light seen above with the second adapter mentioned in that it replaces the upper debris filter. It is simple to mount, but on some Bestway tubs, the water output debris filter is non-removable, in which case this light will not work. You can purchase this light from Amazon by clicking here.

The last lighting option I will list will not be specific to a certain light, but more a category of lights. I like to call these sinkers and floaters. These are just as the name implies. Lights that sink to the bottom of the tub, and ones that float on top of the water. These types of lights will obviously work in any tub situation regardles of brand and model. I mentioned these last because they are the least attractive type of lighting. Various options for these can be found on Amazon, Ebay and other sites and stores.

The comparisons

Obviously some of the tubs may only have one option that will work, in which case there is not much of a need for a comparison. Some tubs however may have several options that will work, so here we'll do some comparisons on the models showing pros and cons to each to help you make an informed decision when choosing your lighting option for your tub.

Option Pros Cons
Intex Purespa LED light
  1. Long battery life
  2. Mounting adapters for several brands and models
  3. Buttons on the device for control
  4. No remote to loose or damage
  5. 2 hour auto shut off to save batteries
  6. fits more than just the Bestway branded tubs
  1. Does not adapt to all tub models
Puck style filter mount light
  1. Easy to mount
  2. 2 lights can be used (one on each filter)
  3. Compact
  1. Batteries are only rated for 10-12 hours of use
  2. Remote sometimes has trouble when light is under water
  3. Light will not work if remote is lost or damaged
Lay-Z-Spa light
  1. Easy to install
  2. 2 hour auto shut off to save batteries
  1. Only fits certain Bestway, Coleman or Lay-Z-Spa models
  2. Disables the ChemConnect on models that have it
Sinkers and Floaters
  1. Fits any brand or model of tub
  2. No special mounting needed
  3. Some are cheap
  1. Get in the way when in the tub
  2. Some are bulky

Conclusion

I hope this gave you some insight into different styles of lights and which one you should get for your tub. Now go out and put some flare in your new inflatable hot tub. Give it some color and ambiance for your parties.

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