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L E D christmas lights stay on when shut off.

My led Christmas lights stay on after the switch on the surge protector we have them plugged into is shut off. They are very dim but are still on. Is this an indication of a serious electrical problem.

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No it's not. Your LED Christmas lights are okay. Your surge protector is fine too although the switch on your protector is an SPST type - it is connected to one line of your AC outlet. When turned off, the line with the switch is physically cut, but the other line is still alive. Some LED circuits and TFL lights blink even when the switch is turned off, probably because one line of the AC power is still (a)live. If this worries you, just unplug the LED lights from the protector.

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Unplug the tv press power on and plug it back in.
some of these units have a reset clearly marked on the back.
connect direct to wall as the surge protector may now have issue.

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SOURCE: No power. Electricity has gone off several times

is sounds like the power supply has been spiked by high voltage from the power reset it may be possible to fix by replacing the power supply if you have some electronics skills such as soldering and reading wiring digrams

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