Remote "On / Off" indicator light for a submersible pump?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by nofears67, May 23, 2010.

  1. nofears67

    nofears67 New Member

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    The well for my home is located about 500 feet away. I can see the well building but cannot tell when the pump is running. I was wondering if there is some type of light that I could mount on a 4'-5' tall mast (mounted on my well bldg) that would illuminate green when the pump was running and red when it was off.

    I would like to know if certain activites within the home are creating too much cycling on my pump.

    I know pump panels have these lights but I am looking for something that can be wired remotely from the panel (about 15' away) and be weatherproof.

    Thanks!
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Easiest thing to do would be to wire an "on" light right to the pressure switch.
  3. nofears67

    nofears67 New Member

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    That is no problem, the problem is finding a weather proof light that has both green and red in it. Do you know of such a beast?

    Thanks!
  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Why bother with 2 lights?

    Wire a single light so that if the pump is on, the light is on. If the light is off, so is the pump.
  5. nofears67

    nofears67 New Member

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    I don't know, good point. Any idea where I can find such a weatherproof light that can be mounted on a mast?

    Thanks for the help!
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    luke3 New Member

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