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gerald sundberg

can l.e.d.s be cut?

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You can cut them, but they won't work anymore :)

Depending on the string, you might be able to shorten them by half, like you can standard mini's, but many LED's have "rectifier blobs" in the middle where the cut point would be, so that makes it impossible (unless you're fine with throwing away the far half the string to get a shorter first half).

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In theory you could cut them wherever and shorten them by a couple inches between bulbs then re-connect it:p You could do this a whole bunch of times as long as you don't remove any lights from the string. You could get a string pretty short if you only leave an inch between bulbs.. It would only take about a week but it may be worth it...and maybe not..

Just thinking outside the box....Way outside:D

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As I understand it, the more leds you remove from the circuit the more voltage you would have to drop via a resistor (which would generate a lot of heat on the resistor) or you would fry your other remaining leds. I am no expert you understand.

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You could cut strands down and control them via a DC controller with the appropriate voltage. Or you could cut portions out but wire them back in the same position via some zip cord back to the "mother" cord with the rectifier "blobs". I'm guessing though that neither are the option you were looking for... ;)

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I've had success cutting the walmart 60ct strings and others like them. You just have to look for the 2 wire center like you do with regular strands, and make sure that each side has it's own inline rectifier.

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