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14 October 2014 @ 11:09 pm
The moment of truth:  
Have any of you ever, EVER, replaced a fuse on a dead string of decorative lights and had that actually work? I think the entire concept is a lie. This probably matters more than it should, when my now-dead string features the cannibalized mini pumpkins and purple bats from two other dead strings that I glue-gunned onto a new one. I'll pull those suckers off and move them again if I have to, but it was a chore. I haven't forgotten the hot glue burns either, let me tell you.

Random entertainment: a list of Asylum's movie monsters.. If you're wondering what Asylum is, it's the company responsible for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, and Sharknado. Along with many, many others. This was the original WIRED magazine article on Asylum Productions that sucked us into trying out a couple of their movies. :D

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Peterpeterb on October 16th, 2014 04:03 pm (UTC)
Can't say as I have, no. Most of our stuff is LED now, and one bulb dying doesn't impact on the rest. But I suspect the manufacturers of decorative lights rely on obsolecence, and people buying new ones rather than fixing what they have.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 16th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
I typically don't try to rescue simple strands-- but things like silhouette lights (angel shapes or Santa shapes with lights) are another story. I will swap out bulbs until the cows come home, trying to revive those.

We have lots of LED lights available for sale here, but I don't like them. The colors seem "colder," and the "white" ones are appalling-- kind of this sickly half-gray color that has all the charm of the security lights at a power station or industrial silo. Urgh.

Edited at 2014-10-16 05:00 pm (UTC)