Holiday Decorating/1/2 set of lights out

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Question
On several of my sets of lights half the set is out.  Help.  I know they are not bad.

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Hi.

Miniature lights can be frustrating. All it takes is one loose or defective bulb. Look for missing and broken bulbs.  Blackened bulbs should be considered suspect. Touch each bulb to see if it lights at all. You may want to try a Christmas light tester.  Sometimes they work, sometimes not.  If not, then take one bulb out at a time and put it in a socket of part that works.  If it works, put it back in the non working set.  Replace it, if it is burned out, even if the rest of the set lights with it. Be careful that the wires are in the proper place (sides of the base).  Hopefully after the set is filled with good bulbs it will light.  If not, the set may be defective.

I hope this helps.

Bob

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Bob Sponaugle

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I can answer any question related to outdoor Christmas and Halloween decorating. It can range from the technical, as far as problems with wiring, how to fix light sets. It can also be asthetic, as far as color combinations, etc.

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I have been decorating since I was 7 years old. I set up Christmas displays with over 32000 lights, tastefully done.

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I have won neighborhood decorating contests since I was 14 years old

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