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Warning on Deals Direct Light Strings

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by pipersmall, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. pipersmall

    pipersmall Full Time Elf

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    Hi all

    Following on from a post by AAH about the lytworx LED strings from bunnings
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=6367.msg56786#msg56786

    I had a delivery today from Deals Direct of 500 LED light strings http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/christmas-500-led-lights-multiple-flashing-function-red/ (one red and one green) and looks like they have the same issue as the bunnings stuff. The multi function controller is integrated with the transformer and there are only 2 wires from here to the first LED yet there are two channels. I have not cut these strings up yet but I don't think these will work with any of the DC controllers. Someone with some more knowledge may be able to substantiate this for me.

    I'm hoping to add some photos but for now my computer isn't cooperating and will post as soon as I can.
     
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    Ok hopefully this will work so everyone can see what is going on.

    Thanks
    Hamish
     
  3. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Unfortunatly this is becoming more and more common as its saves a few cents, so be aware of what lights you are buying
     
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    how do they work/flash if there's only 2 wires? I thought 3 wires were required to do this?
     
  5. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Check the thread referenced in the first post. It has the details you're after.
     
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    yup I just found that, the leds are reversed.
     

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