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LED lights at Home Depot, Is this a good deal?

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I was at HD this afternoon to pick up some extension cords and stopped by the Christmas decorations and saw LED C7 box of 25 for $7.97. The reqular box (non LED) was priced at $6.97. That looked like a really good deal for LED's. What do you think?

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If it's the LED lights that have purple in addition to the regular colors than I say yes, it is a good deal. If it is traditional colors than I have seen them cheaper at Wal-mart and Meijer.

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well just a heads up about HD light ... we have a major recall here in canada ..here is from the news .. not sure if it will affect sought of the border

Here is today's detail entry on Vancouver's CTV news site:

By: CTV.ca News Staff

Date: Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010 5:05 AM PT

The Home Depot Canada is recalling all its holiday LED light strings by "Home Accents Holiday" and "Martha Stewart Living," because of the risk of electrical shock or fire.

The company says there has been one reported incident of exposed wiring on the lights.

Customers should stop using the products immediately and return them to their local Home Depot store for a full refund.

Around 166,000 products have been sold across Canada between Oct. 1 and Nov. 18 -- most of them in Ontario. The models include:

All "Home Accent Holiday" LED String Lights:

1000673901, 1000673855, 1000673903, 1000673904, 1000673870, 1000673892, 1000673721, 1000673878, 1000673723, 1000673715, 1000674121, 1000673720, 1000673719, 1000674120, 1000673908, 1000673713, 1000673722, 1000673863, 1000673880, 1000674122, 1000673902, 1000673718, 1000674123,1000673887

All "Martha Stewart Holiday" LED String Lights:

1000673909, 1000673753, 1000673717, 1000673724, 1000673735, 1000673843, 1000673847, 1000673725, 1000673849, 1000673748, 1000673906, 1000673889, 1000673852, 1000673875, 1000673885.

The recall does not affect other holiday products sold under the Home Accents or Martha Stewart brands.

Earlier in the month, The Home Depot Canada voluntarily recalled the LED light strings, saying at the time, there were no known safety issues with the use of the light. This recall is a mandatory recall from The Electrical Safety Authority, a non-for-profit corporation that is responsible for public electrical safety in Ontario.

Customers with questions can contact Home Depot at 1-800-668-2266 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m, Monday to Friday, for more information on the recall.

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I did go by Lowes to check to price of the C9 LED's they had. They had the GE C9 LED's and were $6.97 but was only 12 ft. long. The ones at HD were 25 ft. long and only a $1. more. They both said 25 light on the box so I guess it's the bulb spacing that makes the difference. In any case I needed 4 sets and got them at HD for around $32. If I had gotten the ones at Lowes I would have had to buy 8 boxes at $6.97 or about $56.

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