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    Default Creating a visual gap between light sockets on an LED C9 Christmas light string

    I want to run 11 LED bulbs along a certain location of my roof line, and 14 LED bulbs along a second location close by.
    Theoretically, can I cut the three wires that run between two light bulb sockets on a string of C9 LED lights (The bulbs do not unscrew out of the sockets.), and splice in 5 feet of compatible wire for each of the three wires?

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    Default Re: Creating a visual gap between light sockets on an LED C9 Christmas light string

    yes that should work just fine. just be sure to do each wire one at a time so you don't mix them up. also use double walled/glue lined heat shrink on each solder joint.
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    Default Re: Creating a visual gap between light sockets on an LED C9 Christmas light string

    Quote Originally Posted by Joelene Henriques View Post
    I want to run 11 LED bulbs along a certain location of my roof line, and 14 LED bulbs along a second location close by.
    Theoretically, can I cut the three wires that run between two light bulb sockets on a string of C9 LED lights (The bulbs do not unscrew out of the sockets.), and splice in 5 feet of compatible wire for each of the three wires?
    Quote Originally Posted by rcktpwrd View Post
    yes that should work just fine. just be sure to do each wire one at a time so you don't mix them up. also use double walled/glue lined heat shrink on each solder joint.
    And I would add to stagger the cuts. This adds a margin of safety and also avoids all the insulation and heatshrink piling up in one lump.
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    Denny Cole
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