Half Sawn: Dim Christmas Lights

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Old 12-09-12, 03:49 PM
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Half Sawn: Dim Christmas Lights

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I'm having a similar problem
I have 8 strings of c- 7 bulbs
one string has a bulb out that I replace with a know good bulb and wont light and the string is still dim
I have another sting with all bulbs lite but dim
any ideas before I replace them
 
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Old 12-09-12, 04:00 PM
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In my case as I mentioned I found a small melted area on the end of the faulty string (no picture available any more). I figured it must've happened because of some manufacturing defect, and returned the string of lights from where I purchased them for a refund. So that would be my suggestion if the lights were recently purchased; try to just get your money back, not worth fussing with otherwise.
 
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Old 12-09-12, 04:46 PM
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C-7 bulbs are 120 volt (line voltage and all the sockets are wired in parallel. If you have a problem with lights being at less than full brightness you have some serious problems with the lighting strings and they should be replaced.
 
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