Short Answer: No, you can’t lengthen or shorten standard series-wired incandescent and LED Christmas tree light strings that are made with 2 or 3-wire harnesses. Even if they work at first, they won’t last long.
Can LED string lights be cut?
But if you do, you’re probably wondering, “Can you cut string lights?” The short answer is: yes.
Why do LED Christmas lights have 3 wires?
The string uses a full-wave rectifier (improves flicker) and splits the diodes between the plug end and receptacle end (so both plug and receptacle are not too large). So for an extra wire per bulb this design gains redundancy – one bulb of any or multiple pairs can be missing or open and the string still lights.
Can you cut string lights to length?
Not all string lights are designed to be cut or shortened. Outdoor light strings with male and female end plugs are meant to be connected end to end. Patio light strings without end plugs are available that can be cut to any desired length.
Can you cut curtain lights?
The vertical strings of the curtain lights can be cut to the length you want and will not affect the use.
Can you cut the end of fairy lights?
I just found the post about cutting the light strings. POSTED BY THE SELLER. yes, you can, the rest of bulbs on the wire will still work. yes, you can, the rest of bulbs on the wire will still work.