I'm in the process of clearing out some storage spaces that have been collecting "stuff" for a while and I found a few strings of "old school" lights. When I started doing the static display a few years ago my parents would occasionally give me sets of lights that they found at garage sales in case they were any use to me. This is one of the strings: Note: no earth on the plug no transformer no controller (so lights are always on) the wiring is a bit more solid than what we use for LEDs, but way smaller and less protected than I would expect for 240V the bulb sockets don't look all that great for exposure to weather/rain all bulbs are in series(one goes out they all go out) The coloured pieces of plastic are a sort of "star sleeve" that fits over the bulbs to give a star/twinkly effect. So - should I just dump them or is there part of them that is any use for the future? I was wondering if the longer pieces of wire might be some good for use as hook-up wire in future, and the "stars" may be of some use in other projects..... Any ideas? Cheers!