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Testing Outdoor Christmas Lights
our selection of Outdoor Christmas Lights.
you have ever gone through the work of planning and putting up a
strategic array of Christmas lights, only to find that half the
strands don’t light up for some reason, you know the value
of testing outdoor Christmas lights!
This is an important step to take between purchasing the lights
(or pulling them out of last year’s storage) and actually
installing them. Always go strand by strand when testing outdoor
Christmas lights, so you know that each one works.
First of all, inspect the wiring for damage to the insulation or
the wire itself. Keep an eye out for smashed light sockets. The
whole strand won’t light if one bulb is separated from its
Plug each strand individually into an outlet to make sure it lights.
If any bulbs don’t light up, replace them. Each set of lights
should come with a couple replacement bulbs.
Check to see that all bulbs are firmly tightened into their sockets.
This gives you better chances of your display staying lit through
the whole season!
If any damage has occurred to your lights and cords, discard them
and procure some new ones. This is an important part of the reason
you are testing outdoor Christmas lights. Aside from the convenience
of knowing your lights will successfully twinkle, it’s a safety
issue! Saving a few bucks is not worth the fire hazard you are risking
your family and home with. Luckily it is not that expensive these
days to pick up a new strand. You will be doing yourself and others
a favor by acting on the results of testing outdoor Christmas lights!
Make sure you use the right connectors between lights. Most sets
will include the necessary connectors in the packaging, but if you
end up needing more buy the same model.
You can lower the fire hazard and keep your Christmas lights in
good shape by wrapping electrical tape around each wire connection.
Anytime you plug anything together other than into the outlet, use
the electrical tape to protect the wire from outdoor elements!
After any sort of experience with Christmas lights, you will know
the necessity of testing outdoor Christmas lights. For both newly
purchased and old strands, take the few minutes to go through the
process, and you will eliminate some possible hassles from your
Decorative lights are not just for Christmas anymore.
Type of Connectors Do I Need For My Outdoor Christmas Lights
When you decorate your landscape and house exterior with festive
Christmas lights, you will need plenty of strands, and even different
types of lighting.
to Replace Bulbs on Christmas Lights
There are only a few steps in changing a bulb in Christmas lights,
but those few can be time-consuming and irritating, as anyone who
has ever done so knows.