I did a complete color change this year on my outdoor lights for my house and it seems that the sockets are not as strong or are made of a different plastic than the ones I've been using in the past. I bought multi color changable LED's that are made from " Celebrations " and as always I'm stapling them into the wood trim around my windows and doors and I keep cracking them or shattering them. I've used 1/2 inch staples in the past but I had to go to a 9/16 and those aren't as bad but still they are braking the sockets to. Open to any and all suggestions on how you hang or staple your lights. PS. I'm using an Arrow T-50 Stapler. Thanks. Rob..