I have lashed out on some new outdoor LED fairy lights and risked life and
limb decorating a large tree in the front garden with them. They are of the
type that include a control box for selecting different sequences of
flashing. We actually prefer the lights to be on constantly and the box
includes this option. Problem is unlike the old bulb lights they replaced
the bloody things default to "random flash" every time they are switched on.
To make matters worse the control box is at the tree end of the feed lead on
these bloody stupid lights not at the transformer end like the old bulb
Bloody Bloody Bloody!!!!!! Aghhhhhhhhhh.
I have a similar dislike of the flashing, but I'm too idle to do
anything about it, and as my control boxes are inside the house it's a
But given that the control box merely flicks them on and off, and is on
the low voltage side, I'd have thought that a few minutes playing around
with a multimeter would identify the polarity of the individual leads
out of the control box, and you could make a new permanent connection
between the LV from the transformer and the relevant leads?
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