A rodent chewed up an LED socket on a 100 light, warm white 3.2 V light string. I want to replace the socket with a resistor to keep the string within its voltage and current parameters. What would be the correct resistance and wattage of the resistor? The resistor would be encased in marine shrink tubing and secured with a wired support.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You don't need to replace it with anything as long as the rest are working. \$\endgroup\$
    – Eugene Sh.
    Nov 9 at 15:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, concur @EugeneSh. Just short out that section, if that is in series with many other LEDs. First, that rat has bad Christmas spirit! Let's give it a good name, Grinch the Rat. \$\endgroup\$
    – jay
    Nov 9 at 16:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @jay Not sure the shorting would be a good idea, this is why I added "as long as the rest are working". We don't know what kind of topology it is \$\endgroup\$
    – Eugene Sh.
    Nov 9 at 16:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EugeneSh. absolutely, we gotta fix this lights before the Christmas Eve. \$\endgroup\$
    – jay
    Nov 9 at 16:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ The best component to use would be a blue or white LED. \$\endgroup\$
    – Simon B
    Nov 9 at 21:46

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