OK, I bit on Home Depot's door buster LED christmas lights... 150 LED lights for under $5 each. How could I resist? (Answer: By remembering that cheap LEDs flicker, AND that I'm sensitive to it. )
Seeing as how they were door-busters, they are also non-returnable. I'd like to figure out how to make them work. I've done some research, which has shown that it's possible to create a dc rectifier/transformer/ that will make the flickering stop.
Now, I think I can do all of that (I love soldering that gives you that much room to screw up. BUT, I'd rather just pay $5 for a professional version that absolutely positively won't overheat and burn down my house. I can NOT find anything that's not built for uses like under-cabinet lighting or dimmers, and which have specific connectors for specific manufacturers. Does anyone know if anyone sells something like this, or if there are kits that are a little LESS DIY in nature? Thanks!
Only answer at DIY was the suggestion to go with a frequency doubler, rather than a rectifier... but trying to search for those seems to only dig up voltage doublers, rather than frequency. I assume I'm asking the wrong questions, so any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: OK, so this appears to be THE question: IF I insert a bridge rectifier into the string of lights, per the youtube video, and keeping the original fuses in the original plug intact BEFORE the rectifier, is there an increased chance of fire from the DC current in the strand, or will the fuses protect the line?
(Just re-edited to update the title, too.)