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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Dec 5, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    I have a string of lights around my garage door then it goes over a few
    feet to the front door. I covered the bulbs with electrical tape in
    the area between both doors so it looks better at night when lit up. I
    read about it on the internet somewhere. Just wanted to ask, do you
    think this is safe? Thanks, Tiann PS These are mini lights
     
  2. Ryan Weihl

    Ryan Weihl Guest

    nice effect, all you can get is a hardened piece of tape out
    of it.
     
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  3. JANA

    JANA Guest

    It seems that at this time of the year, Christmas lights always come up in
    these groups!

    There should be no danger. These lamps normally don't get very hot,
    especially when used outdoors. At the most, the tape may be very rubbery, or
    it may become very hard. It will make a mess that can be a bit difficult to
    clean up.

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    JANA
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    I have a string of lights around my garage door then it goes over a few
    feet to the front door. I covered the bulbs with electrical tape in
    the area between both doors so it looks better at night when lit up. I
    read about it on the internet somewhere. Just wanted to ask, do you
    think this is safe? Thanks, Tiann PS These are mini lights
     
  4. Lawrence

    Lawrence Guest

    Had a neighbour once who did basically the same thing a few years back.
    Once the outside air temp starting getting to about -20C at night he found
    the tape was coming loose off the bulbs. He had a small can of high temp
    black paint for doing touch-up painting on his woodstove. He dipped the
    bulbs in the paint and it worked great with no mess and no tape falling off
    any more. I don't know if he is still using them or not since he has since
    moved away.

    Cheers,
    Lawrence
     
  5. Guest

    Thanks for all the replies! I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday & found
    black "caps" that fit over the lights and completely black them out. I
    bought them ($1.99 for 30), came home & removed all the tape and
    replaced it with the caps. It looks much better than the tape and now
    I won't have to worry about a sticky mess!
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    Thanks for answering back with your solution. That's a good tip for
    someone who doesn't know that these caps exist and has been using tape.
     
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