I'm sure there are a few for sure here. Am wondering what's up with outdoor Xmas LED strings. Just put up ours on the weekend and have found 4 strings are shot. I knew one was bad when I took them down last year but 3 more going bad from being in storage?
You can't replace the stupid bulbs like in the olden days. Almost feels like a manufacturers game and like we've been had. I am sure the technology is available to make the bulbs removeable. Is there a reason why these might fail early? Are they delicate and shouldn't be dropped or bumped? Outdoor ones don't last as long as indoor? A salesperson at one store told me that they often don't last more than a few years. Really?
So if LED Xmas lights are supposed to save energy, if you have to replace them every 2-3 years, how can that save energy if you have to go buy newly manufactured ones and waste gas driving to get new ones? Not to mention more waste for the landfills too.
Perhaps there are higher quality ones out there or are they all
offshore now? Do they make in the US anymore?
Thank you for reading my Christmas-related rant.