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Repairing Dim Lights on a Pre-lit Christmas Tree?

Repairing Dim Lights on a Pre-lit Christmas Tree - decorated treeOur five year old, 10 ft Christmas tree's lights are about half the brightness they were last year. The bottom section is brighter than the rest of the tree, but overall the whole tree is dim. We contacted the company we bought the tree from and they suggested the transformer was going. We replaced the transformer, the bottom part of the tree is now a bit dimmer and the rest of the tree a small bit brighter than with the old transformer, still overall dim. We checked the connections between each section for the wattage and each connection read 25 W as it should be from the 25W transformer. I hope you can suggest a solution to this problem. Thanks.

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December 5, 20190 found this helpful
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I would exchange the transformer for another one. If it still doesn't work, you have a problem with the bulbs themselves or the fuses.

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December 5, 20190 found this helpful

If you have already repaced the transformer and it has not helped then this could actually be an issue with some of the fuses in the tree going bad.

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December 6, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your response. If we had fuses where would they be located? The connections from section to section are with circular connectors with two prongs, not regular plugs.

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December 6, 20190 found this helpful

This happened to us, because I thought it wasn't to my liking,I added more lights to it. Now so nice and bright!

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January 3, 20220 found this helpful

I have had this issue with my national Christmas tree, 9 led multifunction lights for the past 3 years. The company rep immediately went to you need a new adapter which I got and it didnt fix the problem. Long story short here was my problem. The cord that plugs into the outlet has 4 female ends, my tree has 5 sections. Attach one male end of the 2 bottom sections into 2 of the female plugs. The middle or 3rd section has 2 male ends that plug into the last remaining female plugs on the bottom. One of those lines is just a power extension that has 2 female ends that will give power the top 2 sections.

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So again drop 1 male plug down and attach to the 2 female ends of the extension. My issue was that the middle section only the power extension was labeled to plug into the bottom of the tree. The other line had no tag, so i plugged it in to the section below which robbed power from the top 3 sections, once i figured that out my tree lights up brighter than ever. If you didnt already fix or get rid of your tree I hope that does the trick. Happy Holidays!

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