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Free! "Home Accents" home depot lights (not working/partial working)

Discussion in 'For Sale and Lost & Found' started by Mike-and-Kim, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    Hate throwing stuff away. Maybe someone can use these to patch up their sets. These are all Home Depot "Home Accents" brand.

    -one garland cluster light string (half working). this was beautiful the one year that it worked.

    -one string of red lights completely dead (fuse is ok). also nice but I think they were only $3

    -one string of LED lights only one year old, lots of dead (shorted) LEDs. Only used indoors...these were a lot more expensive than $3, disappointing. You kind of expect LED lights to work longer given the price premium, we saved a little energy but are definitely losing overall with these.

    Consumer reports said about LED holiday lights "Unlike incandescents, LEDs do not burn out—they dim over time. While incandescent bulbs are usually rated for 3,000 hours (that's how long they're expected to last), LEDs are rated for 25,000 to 50,000 and even up to 100,000 hours."

    https://www.consumerreports.org/lightbulbs/LED-holiday-light-strands/

    Maybe CR did not use or test this brand. The failure had nothing to do with dimming, the bad LED bulbs were a dead short!

    Even a store clerk agreed that this brand is junk and they get a lot of returns. I still have the roll the LEDs came on, it says 3 year warranty...

    We are replacing these with GE lights from Costco that have a 5 year warranty. We'd be interested to hear if anyone has had good luck with a brand of lights. Our Christmas tree LED bulbs have lasted 8+ years with none bad, I think they are Sylvania.
     

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  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    If you end up tossing them, recycle at MOMs, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.
     

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