Modifying LED puck lights Answered
I apologize in advance for the complicated question, but here we go.
I have wireless puck lights that work off either pushing the top to click on, or a wireless switch. The switch only controls on and off, no color control or brightness.
The lights run off 3 AAA batteries per puck. My problem (which seems to be the most common problem with these puck lights) is that they drain the batteries even when off. I have a feeling the drain is due to the wireless antenna staying open to receive the signal from the switch.
I found using a 5V USB plug powers them fine, but I don't want any draw to occur when the lights are off. So my 2 questions are...
1. Has anyone encountered a device like this and found a way to disable or even remove the wireless antenna only allowing the LEDs to work off the internal switch?
2. Does anyone know a way to bypass the switch so the lights are powered when power is present?
My goal is to have the lights run off the 5V adapter with an inline switch to control the line up. vs. clicking each light on one at a time.
I have attached images of the board top and bottom, also the lights are "Lightmates LED Wireless Puck Lights" notorious for eating batteries.