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Old 12-25-20, 10:20 AM
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String Lights Off

Within a 65' set of string lights, I have 2 bulbs that are recently temperamental.

New bulbs, ease up the center electrode, steel wool the bulb and light socket, has worked for a couple weeks then this morning, they are both out!

It was cold last night but what the heck else can be done!
 
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Old 12-25-20, 10:26 AM
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I had to search and repair a long string of lights that worked for two days. 1/2 the set stopped. Looked for broken or bad bulb, until I found a vermin chewed threw the wires. I hope he got shocked to the bone.
 
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they are both out
Maybe its the bulbs. Have you tried different bulbs in those sockets? Those bulbs in other working sockets?
 
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Old 12-26-20, 04:31 AM
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And yesterday with slightly warmer temps, 30ish, they are both working again!

 
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Old 12-26-20, 05:13 AM
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Speaking of the cold and Christmas lights
FWIW, some of those laser light displays require constant current even if the light display is turned off. The diodes inside need heat. So that means do not unplug the laser light but you can turn it off via the built in switch.
 
 

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