LED Christmas lights issues


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Old 01-02-22, 06:22 AM
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Angry LED Christmas lights issues

I put the Christmas lights away today, as many are, and noticed several are not glowing. They are those bulbless LED jobbies.

What I'd like to do for next year is cut out the section that is unlit, and also cut the wiring so the little green box that controls what the lights do (flicker, always on, random etc) is indoors instead of outdoors. Right now the only way to have that box indoors is to have the first few lights running up the wall, which looks crap.

Any ideas, or should I just bin them?
 
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Old 01-02-22, 10:49 AM
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Yes, I would toss them. What you mentioned; cutting out bad sections, relocating the controller, is a lot of work for a string of lights which are generally considered disposable.
 
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Old 01-02-22, 11:21 AM
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They are only a few months old.

Plus any replacement sets will have the same issue with the controller being outdoors.
 
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Old 01-05-22, 10:12 AM
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Shield the light output of the unneeded bulbs by putting a flap of duct tape over each.

Are you sure that the burned out lights do not have removable (usually slide out) lamps/bulb assemblies?
 
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Old 01-05-22, 11:02 AM
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No, the just have opaque 'ends' that light up.

The dead ones are mid-run
 
 

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