I've got a Raspberry Pi and some Christmas lights. I would like to use the Raspberry Pi to control the Christmas lights by switching them on and off with a Python script. The programming aspect of this project is easy enough - my concern is with wiring the lights.
The lights in question are LED and require 120V AC. At first, I thought this might be an easy solution to the problem. Unfortunately, the website states the following:
"Life expectancy: 100,000 operations @ 15 amps, 125vac, resistive"
As I understand it, this means that I can only expect to turn the lights off and on about 100,000 times before wearing out the switch. I will be turning the lights on and off at high frequencies (perhaps up to 10 Hz), so the 100,000 limit will be quickly reached. This is not acceptable for a $25 device (especially if I purchase one for each string of lights).
Do other similar relays exist without this limitation?