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Christmas Lights Not WorkingThis page is about Christmas lights not working. Determining why you have strands of unlit lights can be challenging.


A strand of white snowflake lights next to a strand of colored lights.

Changing The Color Of LED BulbsThe LED string lights I had were too cool for my taste and I also wanted to change to colored lights, so I colored each individual bulb with a permanent marker. It took some time to color each bulb, but I liked the end result. (I saved the snowflakes that were on the lights for another project.)


Using a stick to hang Christmas lights on the house.

Hanging Christmas Lights Without A LadderIf you are lucky enough to have Christmas light hooks installed by the previous owner, you too can improvise in the absence of an extension ladder. Follow the tip on this page to make a quick pole that will reach the existing hooks and aid in inexpensively hanging lights on your home.


A Christmas tree with dim lights.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Very Dim?Pre-lit Christmas trees are a great way to not have the frustrating task of adding lights to your tree. But if the lights become dim over time you may need to do some troubleshooting. The main culprits are the transformer and/or the fuses.


Artificial Christmas Tree with lights

Pre-lit Tree Lights Keep Blinking?Troubleshooting issues with pre-lit trees can be tricky. Even if you can find the problem the next step is to determine if it is repairable. This is a page about pre-lit tree lights keep blinking.


New Pre-lit Tree Keeps Blowing Fuses - tree lit up

New Pre-lit Tree Keeps Blowing Fuses?I bought a 9ft Winter Wonderland tree a week ago. Initially it worked perfectly, so we went all out and decorated. The next day it blew its fuse. We replaced them and 2 days later it happened again. Again we replaced the fuses. This morning it's out again.


Lighted Outdoor Christmas Wreath

Repairing a Lighted Outdoor Christmas...This is a page about repairing a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration. Sometimes lighted outdoor Christmas decorations can be repaired rather than having to be replaced.


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Pre-lit Tree Keeps Blowing Fuse?I have a pre-lit Christmas tree and the top of the tree keeps blowing the fuse. The tree has three parts. The bottom and the middle are both working. I have changed the fuse four times now and the minute I plug it in the fuse blows instantly.


A christmas display with ornaments, cranberries and tinsel.

Christmas Light Display IdeasThis page is about Christmas light display ideas. Creating a beautiful display can be a fun expression of your holiday spirit.



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Finding Replacement Bulbs for Christmas...This is a page about finding replacement bulbs for Christmas lights. Sometimes finding replacement bulbs for your Christmas lights can be a frustrating process.


Man looking at a broken light on an Artificial Christmas Tree.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not WorkingYou plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.


A tangled strand of Christmas lights.

Storing Christmas LightsThis is a page about storing Christmas lights. Those long strands of lights for your tree or home are easy to deal with right out of the packaging but can become tangled and a mess unless stored properly.


Family Working on Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Hanging Outdoor Christmas LightsHanging Christmas lights on the outside of your house can be quite a chore, especially if your home has more than one story. However, making your house look great for the holiday season is always worth the work.


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Saving Money on Christmas LightsThis is a page about saving money on Christmas lights. Decorating the house and tree with lights is a beautiful way to spread Christmas cheer. However, putting a strand of lights everywhere you like can really get expensive.


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Attaching Lights to a Wreath?How do you put lights 200 lights on a 32 in. wreath?


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Place Window Candles on Tuna Can "Risers"I have found that the Christmas candles for the windows are too low with the new energysaving windowsills. I put a can of tuna fish under the candle to boost it up. You could use a taller can if you need it higher.


Jennifer's Indoor DecorationsI love it when Christmas is here! I hardly ever turn on my regular lighting. At Christmas. I put lights up all around. The pictures unfortunately don't give the true beauty the lights all aglow give. Try it you'll love the look!


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What to Do with Lights Strings That Don't WorkIf you have a string of lights that doesn't work, strip it before you toss it. I pull out all the bulbs and keep them in a small box with all the strings of lights. When decorating I replace burnt out bulbs with the ones from the broken string...


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Turn Multiple Christmas Lights Easily with One ClickRemote wall boxes that plug into wall outlets come with a clicker that comes in different frequencies, i.e. A, B, C, D. The clickers also states which channel clicker it is, so you won't mix up the combination.



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Christmas Lights Don't Work When Strung Together?I have 3 strands of brand new (Target brand) snowflake lights. They all work when tested inside. After being hung and attached end to end, only the set (#1) closest to the power cord works. The sets specifically say they are meant to be connected to multiple sets. What gives?


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Vacuum Plugged into Outlet with Christmas Tree Blew Lights?I plugged my vacuum into my pre-lit Christmas tree outlet and every last light bulb on my tree is blown. Is there anything I can do?


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Pre-lit LED Christmas Tree Lights Not Working?We have a 7.5' GE Pre-Lit LED Christmas tree and unfortunately I didn't wait for my husband to put it together; I just did it myself. However, I didn't realize that I wasn't supposed to plug in the tree before having all the sections connected. So now none of the lights work.'


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Repairing Old Lighted Christmas Decorations?I recently saved some old large Christmas bells. They were wired with 1 bulb, but that is gone in most of them. Is there some kind of kit that I can buy or does anybody have an idea of what could work?


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Pre-lit Xmas Tree Color Changing Light Function Malfunctioning?I have an artificial Christmas tree. This year I turned on the shifting colors option on the tree and in the line around the section between the middle section and the top section many lights are changing constantly to the wrong colors when the tree changes colors. Sometimes when it's not changing all the lights at all they are flickering through a multitude of colors.


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Christmas Tree Lights Don't Work?One string of lights on my Christmas tree doesn't work and all the bulbs are black. It's not that one light makes them all out! Why are they black?


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