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Have You Used "colored Caps"

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Has anyone used colored caps on incandescent strands and could they be used on LEDs?

I have a bag of the black caps that I used on incandescent minis. They work in that they will block the light. They won't fit over my M5 LEDs though, too short. If anyone knows where I can get M5 black out caps, I'd appreciate it.

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I have used them on LEDs. It takes some work to get them on and yes they are about a 1/4" to short. What I did was take one cap and I was able to cut 3 1/4" wide pieces from one cap and throw away the tip end. I then slide the cut piece over the Led and slide all the way down then slide a uncut cap over the led. It does work and looks good. It is a lot of work and I only used this method when I just need a few leds to have a different color.

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Someone at PLUS was sellling color caps for LEDs. I bought some, but I forgot who the vendor was. Does anyone remember?

They were toward the back left of the vendor room.

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Their site only shows caps for Incan mini's right now....... let us know what she says about caps for M-5's, as I need a few too.

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She has the caps for the M5's as I just ordered some from her.

What part number are they. I see the incandescent minis on the web site, I have about 1000 of those. They definitely DON'T fit all the way over M5s.

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What you can do is get the white ones and spray paint them black. However, there is a slot on the bottom that will allow light to shine thru. I use black tape to blackout the lights that I need to blackout.

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