Why don't lights work after changing multicolor bulbs to one color?
I wanted a couple strings of all-red and all-green holiday lights for a decoration, but I could only find multicolor strings (red/green/blue/yellow/orange). So I bought 5 multicolor strings and swapped out the bulbs so that each string is all one color. When I plugged in the blue string, it wouldn't light up. When I plugged in the orange string, it lit up for a second then went out and smelled like burnt plastic (probably blew a fuse).
I know different colors of LEDs pull different amounts of power, but I didn't think there was a significant enough difference to overload (or underload) a light string. Is the same thing going to happen when I plug the others in? I.E. will the red string blow a fuse while the green doesn't work? Is there any way to get the effect I'm looking for (all red or all green) on a single string of lights? Thanks.
ETA: What about getting a 250-bulb strand and swapping bulbs so the first 50 are green, second 50 are red, third 50 are blue, etc.--will that work?
Is this a good question?