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Just make sure your connections are tight.  If you’re using LED net lights , then your power draw should be ok.  Don’t understand why snow is not ok  but rain is...

You know what looks really nice is when you mix in twinkle net lights, but make sure they match the white light intensity of the ones you own.  Look great on a large bush or small tree.   HD sells them for 19.95 box.

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The difference between the two light sets may lie in the different IP ratings.  Most of the waterproof LED lights that I have used are rated at IP67.  The first number is "solids protection" and the second "liquids protection".  http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/

The  Ollny net  is rated IP65 and the Infilla net IP44.   Both may be a problem with heavy snow simply because fairy lights use a tough but very fine wire to connect the LEDs.   The wires might be more subjected to mechanical breakage than a conventional net light with more robust wires. 

It probably goes along with a higher solids rating that the lights would have better mechanical strength so choose the IP65  over IP44 if there is going to be stress on the net.   The real problem seems to be the controllers for most of these light sets.  While the lights themselves are waterproof, the controllers much less so.  You might think of enclosing the controllers in a waterproof container with a removable top.  It's easy to make DIY waterproof containers thanks to the many locking lid containers sold today.   I used a couple of these for my Halloween display to hold remote relays and step down transformers.  

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The Home Accents Holiday warm white LED net lights sold by Home Depot for $15 do not have a controller to worry about.  They are constant on so work like any other set of lights that don't have multi-function controllers.  You just connect one end to a power cord and the other end to the next net.  You can hook up 18 sets end-to-end according to the specification sheet on the HD website.  https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-150-Light-Warm-White-Net-Light-W11E0135/308984025

 

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