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    Did that go from 100% to 5% dimming?
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    Oh no! See what you did now Shannon. I have to now put my Christmas lights out this year, as my previous plans were to just project your signature on the front of the house.
    Too funny. Shannon could you put your signature back to normal. We aren't done talking trash about it.
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    So, if we add bridge rectifiers to strings with capacitors, can we cut the caps out and that allow us to dim them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanta View Post
    So, if we add bridge rectifiers to strings with capacitors, can we cut the caps out and that allow us to dim them?
    Probably, but for the money if you are going to add bridges, then probably not worth buying those more expensive strings. We tore one apart completely a drew it up . The other problem is that most of the manufacturers who use smoothing caps put PBC boards at both ends of the string that are intergrated with the plug and the socket. So you end up tearing it all out and even replacing the plugs on both ends. We considered it and then figured it was not worth it. The cheapest strings you can find look great and dim smothly when you add four diodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    Probably, but for the money if you are going to add bridges, then probably not worth buying those more expensive strings. We tore one apart completely a drew it up . The other problem is that most of the manufacturers who use smoothing caps put PBC boards at both ends of the string that are intergrated with the plug and the socket. So you end up tearing it all out and even replacing the plugs on both ends. We considered it and then figured it was not worth it. The cheapest strings you can find look great and dim smothly when you add four diodes.
    Thanks for the response. I'm sorry for the confusion, I posted this in the totally wrong thread. I wasn't thinking about the Target lights. I have some cheap RiteAid LEDs that flicker like half-wave and blow their useless caps pretty regularly, and was hoping to make them into better-looking, more reliable strings. I was reading every thread concerning "diodes" and inadvertently posted here instead of the main rectifier how-to thread.
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