Christmas Tree lights - Help!

char_35November 27, 2010

Our 8 yr. old "prestrung" tree lights have only a few lights coming on this year. It was fine when we put it away last year. Any suggestions on how to test them, replace them or should we just get a new tree?

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brickeyee

Are they the very small lights?

While some have a built in connection (in each bulb) to keep the entire string from going out when a single bulb fails, they do not work well when multiple bulbs in the strong have failed.

A battery powered bulb checker and some time going through every bulb might be worth the trouble.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 2:44PM
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captsmethwick

Yeah, use a bulb checker for your type of lights. If your lights (as most pre-lit trees) are incandescent mini-lights, you may have had a few fail.

As for replacing the tree, I would only do this if the tree itself no longer fits your needs. Frankly, before doing this, I would consider removing the pre-lit strings and just trimming the tree with replacement strings of longer-lasting LED lights.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 9:46AM
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