Common questions

What causes Christmas lights not to come on?

What causes Christmas lights not to come on?

First, try plugging it into another electrical outlet. If that’s not the problem, it could be a loose or broken bulb. Most string lights have two tiny fuses inside the plug. Typically, a box of lights is also packaged with a replacement fuse or two.

Why are my LED Christmas lights not working?

If one of your LED light strands isn’t working, it’s probably just because it has a bad bulb. If one bulb dies, it can cause the rest of the strand to stop working. The only way to fix the problem is to find the bad bulb. That means pulling off each bulb, replacing it with a good bulb, and plugging it in.

How do you find the bad bulb on Christmas lights without a tester?

Pull out one bulb at a time, and stick a piece of folded up foil into the bulb socket. If the lights come on, you know that’s the bad bulb. If they don’t, put the bulb back in and move on to the next one.

What do you do when half your LED lights don’t work?

If the LEDs will not light up at all, then this could be down to a faulty power supply. Solution: If you have several power supplies, then try a different power supply onto the same strip to see if this now works. If it does, then you have a faulty power supply and will need a new one.

How do you know which bulb is out on Christmas lights?

You can tell which bulb is out on your string of traditional Christmas lights by looking for the bulb that is “burned out” by looking at the tiny little filaments in the light bulbs to see which bulb is “burned out” or has lost it’s filament. Many times the bulb will be “smoked” as well.

How can you tell if a Christmas light fuse is blown?

You can sometimes tell by sight if a fuse has blown; the metal filament inside the glass cylinder will have a break in it….

  1. Use a light tester to test each bulb individually.
  2. Replace all nonfunctioning bulbs.
  3. You can also test the bulbs without a light tester, although this process will take more time.

Where is the fuse on GE Christmas lights?

Locate the fuse holder in the male end of the plug (the end with blades). Carefully open the fuse holder by sliding in the direction of the arrow. Carefully pry the fuses out by the metal ends only with some tweezers or eyeglass screwdrivers.

How do you find a dead Christmas light bulb?

Simply bring the light tester close to each bulb. The tester’s indicator will light up when it’s near a functioning bulb. If you have a non-contact voltage detector, bring the detector close to the wire section between each bulb to test for voltage. The dead section of wire will be the section after your bad bulb.

How do I find a burnt Christmas light bulb?

How many colors are in GE holiday lights?

GE branded products have a proud tradition of setting new trends in holiday lighting. Our newest Color Effects® LED light sets feature 7 colors, 53 functions, and an easy to use remote control. These LEDs provide a full-spectrum of color changing light and are available in a variety of styles from string sets to pathway sets.

What’s the average life of a GE led?

The patented LIFE PLUGS on our ENERGY STAR Certified sets ensure that our LEDs will maintain an average life of 20,000 hours or more. Available styles include our Colorite® LEDs that provide the warm, traditional glow of incandescent lights with the benefits of energy saving LEDs.

Are there any LED lights for the holidays?

Add a touch of sparkling beauty to your holiday decorating this year with Random Sparkle LED light sets. Available in a variety of styles, these new light sets provide up to 80% energy savings.