I did the same thing last year...but the controller blew up in my hand...dropped it like a sack of potatoes. Danger Will Robinson....never using 240V dodgy arsed lights again...I was wary when I say how thin the wire was...and one of the wires broke off in the controller and short circuited to another. I hate to think how many of these are in use here.miked said:My experience with buying cheap net light.
Last year I bought 2 sets of net light on eBay for about $20 per set. I think they were 4MX2M - 200 LED and ran on 240 V
The controller looks same as the type in question. Please see attached. My sets did not have a resistor on each LED. Although it says IP 44 on the controller, I did not think they looked particularly weather tight so did not intend to run in exposed situation. On receiving them I ran one set for a while on the lounge room floor. Looked great. When setting up lights, was showing off these cheap lights I had bought. Turned one set on and was a lovely display with the controller making a loud bang and quite a distinctive blue flash - no LED lighting up though. Off to the bin that set went. As I am a hoarder , couldn't bring myself to bin the other set- hence the photos, but I did notice that on one LED the resistor was exposed through the plastic sleeve ?? - might go the way of the other. I have gone off 240 V net lighting. What I do have is now 24 V.