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Quality Control At Its Finest

Quality Control At Its Finest

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Don't you love it when you string of lights come pre-frayed?

It looks more like the wire was torn and someone tied it together in a knot in order to meet their manufacturing quota for the day.

BTW These are from Walmart, from this year, and UL listed too.

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Manufacturer:DYNAGOOD INDUSTRIES LTD
Model Reference:SYN-150L/3F-M-M5
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Lamp Type:Light Emitting Diode
Filament/Radiator Type:Semiconductor
Base:Push In
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Voltage:120v
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Factory Location:Cambodia

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Nov 16, 2020 at 06:32 AM Author: rjluna2
Wow That would not pass the quality inspection!

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 16, 2020 at 07:18 AM Author: High Intensity

Wow That would not pass the quality inspection!

Except it somehow did, otherwise, it would have never make it to retail.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Nov 16, 2020 at 10:13 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
I'd disconnect the wire, slip a heat shrink tube down one of the wires, solder the splice and then shrink sleeve over the splice and should be good as new

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Nov 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM Author: joseph_125
Yeah it looks like the wire broke there, then someone attempted to splice it but didn't use solder or heat shrink. Definitely should have been rejected by QC.
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Nov 16, 2020 at 02:45 PM Author: Ash
I have found a splice like that once in a roll of wire, and that wasn't even some cheap noname but one of the US big manufacturers high-temp wire. The insulation up to and after that place was quite melty so looks like it's insulation coating process was interrupted and restarted in that place

If the lights sets are wired by a machine, then it would very likely just slip unnoticed since the wire didn't tear apart in that place. so wouldn't have caused any malfunction in the machine that would trip an error
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Nov 16, 2020 at 05:30 PM Author: HPSM250R2
It's possible the light set was purchased by another customer who damaged it and returned it. Or maybe someone did it in the store trying to be funny. Might not be the manufacturer's fault.
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Nov 16, 2020 at 07:04 PM Author: High Intensity

It's possible the light set was purchased by another customer who damaged it and returned it. Or maybe someone did it in the store trying to be funny. Might not be the manufacturer's fault.

I don't think that is the case, as the spliced wire is still the same length as the other non-spliced wires, the box was sealed when I grabbed them and the lights neatly wrapped up with a twist tie, and if someone was going to go through the effort to fix a string of lights, why would they then return it once they had (mostly) fixed it?

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Nov 16, 2020 at 10:47 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I've found many lightsets with flaws in my time:

Usually its the contacts not proper placed in sockets.
Cracked sockets aren't uncommon.
Sometimes its bare wire hanging out of a socket.
On sets (a 100-bulb for example) that are split into one or more sections, the sections aren't split evenly in groups of 50 - so some end up being brighter than others.
Have one 60-bulb LED set that instead of being 2 groups of 30, is wired as all one... so it lights really dim (should be normal brightness on 240v .lol. )
Occasionally the 'end plug' is non-functional, and I have one set in it.
Broken bulbs - another 'not uncommon' thing with incandescent mini's
And ofcourse there's things like 'twin sockets' that won't hurt operation, but are annoying visually.

Can't say I've ever seen one like in this pic though.

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Quality of construction on lights has deff gone down over time.

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Nov 16, 2020 at 10:59 PM Author: lightinglover8902
Potential shock hazard, thats what that is!

Save the Cooper OVWs!! Don't them down by crap LED fixtures!!!

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Nov 16, 2020 at 11:34 PM Author: High Intensity
@Xmaslightguy: I have not seen most of those QC defects that you have come across, but I have seen a couple that you did not list, so I'll quickly point those out.

Wrong colored LED used in multicolor sets (had two sets (same brand as above) with green or warm white LEDs in place of yellow).
Strings of lights being one or two lights short of their advertised number (something I may have not noticed if using them normally).

But I have noticed that this year's assortment of Walmart branded LED minilights have not been the best QC wise.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Nov 28, 2020 at 06:04 PM Author: High Intensity
I unboxed another string of lights today (same brand as above) that also had a torn and patched wire, except unlike above, that one was properly patched from the factory.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Nov 28, 2020 at 11:48 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@High Intensity:
All those little defects that I've found is probably because I've had hundreds of sets .LOL. (still do), but there's also a good number that got sold on eBay(back a few years ago when eBay was actually a good place to sell stuff...I need to find a replacement for it now)
I inspected/tested/etc every set very carefully before they got shipped!

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Nov 29, 2020 at 07:30 AM Author: Binarix128
Another from Redneck┬ę Electric and Lighting company┬«.

LED will never beat other lamps. :inc: :hps: :mv:
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