Q: Is there a splitter available for the 12v LED string. I need to be able to change direction when I am stringing my lights. If you don't have them can you suggest a place that does?
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Q: Hello, I have some of the 12V light strips and was wondering what size fuse is in the plug adapter? I pulled the fuse that is in there, but couldn't tell what size fuse it was. thanks!
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Q: If I bought two sets of these would they connect to one single cigarette plug? Like instead of 9 feet of lights I'd have one single lead of 18 feet?
A: Yes, that's exactly how these light strings work.
You'd have one leftover 15-foot lead wire to save in case you need it for the future.
These lights can be run end to end up to 30 light sections in series.
Q: Can I run the 12 volt car/parade lights from a 120>12 volt outdoor lighting transformer?
A: We do have customers that have had success doing this even though these are manufactured for DC operation.
Keep in mind that there will be some flicker that will be noticeable if the lights swing (there are no inline rectifiers) and the lifespan of the light string might be shortened.
Be sure to test your system with a single string of lights as a precaution before connecting them all in series.
Q: This likes won't drain my battery? Do I need extra power to use it in my car?
A: These lights will actually (more than likely) draw less electricity than your car radio.
So, you'll be fine plugging these lights into your car's accessory plug. Your car battery can handle powering the lights just fine if it is in normal working condition.
Just don't leave them plugged in and on for a long period of time while the engine is turned off or they might run your battery down.
Hope that helps, let us know if you have other questions.
Q: How long are the strands of lights
A: These light strings have a 15-foot extension wire that has an accessory adapter and an end connector that connects to a separate section of lights that is 10 feet long (9.5 lit length).
There are 20 lights spaced 6 inches apart.
You can run the lit part of the string from several sets end to end and only use one extension cable. (Be sure to save any extra extension cords. They might come in handy.)
Q: How long is this strand of lights?
A: These lights have 20 bulbs spaced 6 inches apart so the lit part of the string is 9.5 feet long.
The extension is 15 feet long. You only need one extension per run of lights and the lit portion of the light strings can be run in series.
Q: CAN THESE BE CONECTED TO A 12V LANSCAPE TRANSFORMER? THANKS
A: These lights are designed to work with a 12-volt DC battery.
Keep in mind that these lights do not have rectifier if you are connecting them to an AC power source.
A: I clipped the ends off a set of these and connected them into my landscape lighting and they look fine. They look weird when you move them but when they are wrapped around my tree, it's not a problem.
Q: Does the product "12 Volt LED Light Set Multi Green Wire", "12V-49117R"
support twinkling mode for the LED lights?
A: Hello Franklin,
These lights do not flash.
Q: Do you have sets that are red, white and blue? Looking for something patriotic. Currently have 6 sets of the Christmas lights and love them We use them for our business. Could they be made up?
I'm sorry that we don't have red, white and blue in the same string available at this time.
I'll forward your questions to our purchasing department -- there is a 1000-piece minimum order for every different configuration of LED strings so we'll have to consider the demand for this color configuration.
Our best alternative at this time is the solid red, white and blue 12 volt LED lights. The warm white should work nicely with red and blue.
Q: Can the cigarette lighter plug be cut off to wire directly? Or is the circuitry in the plug like resisters or ??? that need to be there so the lights don't get blown out??
What exactly are you connecting to?
There are no components in the plug other than the plug itself and a fuse but trimming the wire and adding an end connector will be hard on the LED's and will shorten their life span.
Keep in mind these sets are made to work with 12 volt DC.
You can find accesory plug female to clips on Amazon if you are trying to connect directly to a battery.
A: I cut the ends off of an extension so I could hard wire them directly to a switch on my dash- that works fine, but you must keep polarity in mind. If you hook them up and they don't work., switch the polarity. The only issue you may have is that the wire is so fine (hardly any current draw means not a very big wire is needed) that it's somewhat hard to work with.
Q: What technique have people used to attach these around a truck bed?
A: If you have chrome rails, zip ties or velcro ties are a great way to attach these light strings to the bed of your truck.
Try to take advantage of any tie down anchors for securing your lights with zip ties as well.
You might consider attaching these light strings to the interior of your truck bed with 3M non-damaging adhesive and hook combination.
We do have customers who use magnetic clips to attach light strings to their vehicles but they do this only to vehicles that are used primarily for their Christmas light displays and any damage to the paint or finish is not a priority. (If you love your paint job, don't use anything to directly install lights on the paint.)
For short term installation, you might consider using duct tape on any non-painted surfaces.
Be sure to do a quick spot test of your automotive finish and err or the side of caution.
Hope that helps get you started as you make plans to decorate your truck.
A: I have anchors that are bolted into the stake pockets- I wrapped the lights in garland and zip tied them to the headache rack and to those anchors. Even with only 3 anchor spots per side (plus the headache rack), I drive about 500 miles of interstate (80mph) with no problem. Be careful slamming the tailgate though!
On my car, I made brackets that screw to the inside lip of the door frames and under the trunk lid. It isn't something that you'd want to do on anything valuable, but it's cheap and solid. My wife's car was a bit tougher since it has some value- I bent two pieces of 1/2" EMT (conduit) to match the contour of her roof and zip tied the lights to the EMT and the EMT to the roof rack. On all of my vehicles, I have also wrapped two or three strings around a wreath and zip tied the wreath to the grill.
Q: I'm considering these lights for a Christmas Ships Boat parade on the Columbia River. Viewing can range from 100 ft. To 1/2 mile. Other boats use an inverter and traditional 110V strings. Will these LED lights be as bright as regular C5 or C7 bulbs. What is each bulb output in lumens?
Q: 12 Volt LED Light Set Multi Green Wire
DO THESE LIGHTS BLINK? IF SO CAN YOU SEND ME THEM WHEN THEY ARE IN STOCK. THANK YOU
A: This set of lights does not blink but has steady always-on operation.
I'll send your question to our purchasing department as something to consider for the future.
Q: The web page does not tell me how many lights there per string?
A: This string of lights has 20 LEDs (light) spaced 6 inches apart.
Q: Do you have any LED 12 volt DC lights that twinkle, flash, chase?
A: Hi Steve, currently all of our LED lights are steady on. Your question has been forwarded to purchasing for possible additions to the line in the future.
Q: How many lights per strand? Looking for Christmas light strands (LED) with 40+ lights per strand. Available? Thanks so much.
A: Hi Paul,
These strings have 20 LED lights to the strand. You can run two sets in series. Each set comes with a 15-foot extension wire that has a car accessory plug on one end and a female connector on the other. The lights portion has a female plug on one end and a male plug on the other. You can run up to 30 sets in series.
Hope that helps!
I have a rechargeable 12V battery (for kids toy cars), how can I connect these lights to it? They have a positive and a negative connector.
These sets require .01 amps per strand so based on the specification of your battery, I'm not sure how much time you'd get out of one charge - be sure to put pen to paper on that.
Not knowing what type of terminals you have you might consider one of these solutions:12 Volt Accessory Plug to Clip Adapter Cable
or a similar style adapter to terminals that would work for your battery.
A: I used one of these adapters with the female accessory plug and two alligator clips and they worked great!!! You don't have to worry about positive and negative.
Q: How long are the strings of 12v LED lights?
A: The light strings have 20 LEDs spaced 6 inches apart so the lit length is 9.5 feet.
There is a short tail on the strand before the male connector. The extension cord that has an accessory plug on one end and a female connector on the other is 15 feet long.
The extension cord is detachable and you can run up to 30 strings in series. Each set is rated at 0.1 amps.
Hope that helps.
Q: Can I cut off plug, attach alligator clips, and attach direct to battery?
You might consider using this adapter that is available at Amazon or might be available at an auto parts or hardware store.12 Volt Accessory Plug to Clip Adapter Cable
LED light strings are extremely low current and modifications such as splicing can affect the performance of the strand.
Q: Can these be connected to a 120/12v AC magnetic transformer?
A: Hello JD,
These lights have an plug that works with a car accessory outlet and are for use with a 12 volt DC input waveform.
If your magnetic transformer has an AC output, it's not going to work properly.
Q: can more than one of these sets be connected together?
A: Hi BJ,
Yes, you can run up to 30 of these light strings in series. They are rated at a 0.1 amp current draw so you'll need to keep that in mind.
Each set does come with a 15 foot extension with an accessory plug on one end and a female plug on the other. The sets and extensions are packaged together so you'll have extensions left over. (But you only have to use one to get your series circuit going.)
Hope that helps!
Q: Will these lights twinkle? I need a set for golf cart application. Thanks!
A: Hi Dave,
I'm sorry but these sets are steady on - no twinkle.
We wouldn't want to mesmerize your golfing competition.
We do have quite a few customers using these lights on their golf carts - we'd love to see a photo of yours!
A: No, these lights don't twinkle and they work great on my golf cart.
Q: How much do the 12 volt LED Christmas lights draw?
A: Thanks for your question.
Each strand draws 0.1 amps.
Hope that helps.