We’re all trying to add a little more sunshine to the end of a tough year. Does not matter what holiday you are spending, there is always a possibility that in this winter season you will be seeing yourself getting entangled with the string lights of Christmas. The lights are beamed only halfway through, the ones that are the burned-out lights, which can be a problem.
You don’t have to go too far down the Internet rat hole at the Christmas lights until you find complex electrical diagrams and DIY’s offering advice on how to rewire your sockets.
Here are some of the most common issues that string lights can make, and some of its solutions are given below:
Well, you’re in luck. This is the easiest remedy, allowing you to simply swap a bulb for a new one. Given that your bulbs are detachable hardwired, like some LED strings are—there should be spare bulbs in the original package. You might also consider purchasing a line of matching lights purely as a source of extra bulbs.
Specialists have an extra bit of advice here: if you have one or two burn-out bulbs from an otherwise working strand, don’t neglect them. The residual bulbs must compete with an excessive current that would shorten their lifetime.
If half a strand is functioning and the other half is not functioning, you may have a loose or broken bulb. Start with the first unlit bulb and work your way down, twitching it to search for lightness. If it flashes, that’s your way to replace it. If you don’t, you have a more tiring job of going down the row of unlit bulbs, one at a time, and swapping them for a recognized, healthy bulb before you find the guilty one. You’re going to know that when the strand lights back on.
If you find yourself with a dead string of lights, a variety of things might be wrong. Next, simply plug it in another electrical socket. If this isn’t the problem, it may be a loose or broken bulb.
The issue could also be the wrong fuse. Most of the string lights have two tiny fuses within the plug. Usually, the lightbox is often packed with a new fuse or two.
To fix the fuse, take a small set of pins or a flat-head screwdriver and slide open the cover. Then softly pop the fuse out and replace it with new ones. Slide the covers and plug it in. If you just have one spare fuse, consider changing it one at a time. If you’d like more than one, substitutes are generally possible at most hardware stores and craft stores during holidays.