LOL hey, can't say you didn't make use out of em' and get your moneys worth in entertainment.Would have loved to see that haha ! What was the wattage of the bulbs ? Trying to figure out why they went up in smoke
The LEDs were single red ones supposedly rated for 12V+. I don't recall the wattage. They came with standard red and black lead wires about 6 inches long. When they arrived, I pulled one out of the package and connected it to a regular 9V battery to see what it looked like and barely saw it "blink" and die. I had the polarity correct, so I tested another one. Same result. So, I got two AA batteries (3V) and watched that
kill one. "What the heck?" For grins, I tried one on an old bike battery. Brighter blink with a slight *pop* sound and foul smell as a bonus. "Maybe they have the lead polarity wrong?" I repeated the 9V experiment with the wires switched. Same deal. After contacting the seller and getting my $6(?) back, I went Myth Busters on the LEDs and decided if a small blink was good, maybe a big one would be more fun.....outside, of course.
The resulting mass failure was less than spectacular, but I did manage to effectively destroy a pile of LEDs in about a second.