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OK Free Newsletter Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard delivered right to your inbox every week! The LEDKeeper might be cheaper and can probably be found on clearance now that Christmas is over.

Thanks! Cancel Drew Rep: 1 Posted: 12/01/2014 Options Permalink History We should ALL write to CSA; Dear CSA Worldwide, Every year, myself and millions of others, are going through the frustration of Even the newest string of 'C-7' LED's I bought from Wal-Mart that worked IN the store, but NOT at home, are crap. ( Couldn't return them, already threw out box, stupidly, this contact form

You can only upload files of type 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, or RM. Loading... They do have a "Threshold" that once exceeded will fail, then that whole string will be out. Newer style LED (light-emitting diode) lights are the exception. http://ths.gardenweb.com/discussions/2298539/christmas-lights-half-on-half-off-why

How To Find The Bad Bulb On Christmas Lights

There are typically 2 or more separate sets of lights in each strand, so if just a portion of the lights are out, that typically means a bulb is broken or No wire? permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]massacre3000 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)It worked for me like this. 2 strands out of maybe 25. syyenergy7 241 views 7:27 Light Keeper Pro - Fix Burnt Out Christmas Lights & Save Your Prelit Christmas Tree - Duration: 4:25.

Trending Now Mark Zuckerberg Minnesota Vikings Oprah Winfrey Mike Pence Harry Reid 2016 Crossovers Miranda Lambert Auto Insurance Quotes Dating Sites Angelina Jolie Answers Relevance Rating Newest Oldest Best Answer: light You can't see this if they are stationary. Odd thing is there are two wires at front end then it goes to three on first bulb so those wires must be good. How To Fix Christmas Tree Lights Half Out I hope you get your lights fixed.

So much so i made sure all my scouts know how to change a plug and fix a broken wire... What I, obviously, would like to see is these LED lights WORKING , CONSISTENTLY ! Was this answer helpful? The sets are 6mx2m and multi-coloured, any advice or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Finally a very good explanation for led users.

we have changed the fuses and messed with each blub to make sure they work. How To Fix Led Christmas Lights The lights of the section dimly lit, I clicked the trigger a few times, placed the bulb back in and voila! Next Christmas will be lightless. Thinking about hiring a maid?

How To Replace Christmas Light Bulb

When I plugged my 70 bulb string into the wall, there were 35 bulbs that didn't light.

These ‘Money saving’ LED lights , aren’t , because one keeps having to buy new strings every year ! How To Find The Bad Bulb On Christmas Lights I discovered it before I put it up on the eaves. Light Keeper Pro I have found out a couple of useful things.

If you get to the end and this hasn't worked, you have multiple bulbs out, in which case you should just buy new lights. weblink Pattycakes, your theory might be true in some cases, but I had one strand today that I tested before putting on the tree, and only half of it lit up. For each series of lights if too many of them fail the electrical resistance of that string gets too big and the entire string turns off (not enough current through each Those 'bulbs' are REALLY THICK (had to use my VISE to break them open) ! 5. How To Change Fuse In Christmas Lights

Although the same troubleshooting method can be used for either LED or mini incandescent, since they use series circuits. Lights are cheap. How is this good for our environment ( as well as our pocketbook)? 12/07/2014 by Peggypetunia I too am in Canada and am sooooo angry with the whole thing. http://clearduplicatefiles.com/how-to/christmas-string-lights-half-not-working.html When half a light strand is out it is usually a defect in the wire, apparently when a bulb burns out what happens is that the electricity bypasses that bulb to

Cancel Drew Rep: 1 Posted: 04/21/2014 Options Permalink History Loadster, Roddy, Harvey, et al, and Danny, Danny, you've got another 'Canuck' here, so your not alone in the 'Great White North' How To Test Christmas Lights Without A Tester Now for a bit more info. Undo amw4444_aol_com hmm I think the following website explains why with some suggestions.

Replacing the fuse or flipping the plug does not address the root problem, and my bet is that you will have to toss the string and buy new.

They worked last year and were stored indoors, not abused or damaged. The other thing that can happen is that you might have more than one burned out lightbulb. The fact that you can replace them should also bring with it the caution that you need to find out what caused the failure in the first place. How To Find Broken Light In Christmas Lights Cancel Attari Rep: 1 Posted: 02/12/2011 Options Permalink History Thanks, but you see i can't replace the whole entire half string.

I have 4 connected strings of 50 LED lights that have worked for the last 2 years. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]PriceZombie 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children) Klein Tools NCVT-2 Dual Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester Current $19.95 High $20.49 Low $16.07 Price History Chart | FAQ permalinkembedsaveparentgive I tried everything I could think of to fix the one burned out string, but nothing worked. http://clearduplicatefiles.com/how-to/christmas-lights-half-the-strings-not-working.html If you try to cut out the fusible links or even replace them with a more serviceable unit, you need to understand something about LED's as opposed to incandescent lights.

OrnateLightingCo 44,911 views 5:42 LED Christmas Light String Repair!! - Duration: 9:22. Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? any clue what to do Add your answer Source Submit Cancel Pagination 1 2 next Report Abuse I think this question violates the Community Guidelines Chat or rant, adult content, spam, Home Share The Man Who'll Make a Gorgeous Guitar Out of Anything GIF Tools Share Make Complex Cuts With This Dirt-Cheap CNC Router Home Share Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Exploding Washing

Yes No Voted Undo Score 7 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? The whole half string goes out. There are also two 1N4007 diodes at each end. The large one is the negative side, the small is the positive.

permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]cbreid 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(0 children)Definitely make sure all of the bulbs are pushed in all of the way. SOME bulbs CAN'T be removed from sockets, Norma's I think. 2. hardly ever the wires the key to keep the lights work 1. I have tried to buy replacement bulbs but I can not find them on an shelves where I bought them.

I then plugged the problematic string directly into a wall socket. In fact, if the voltage is too high (AC or DC) that space will be violated and the LED will literally "pop its top".