Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. Almost every home around the world dress up for the occasion with wreaths, garlands, and lights.
Most accessories used during Christmas can be recycled. However, over time, some might need repairs. Christmas lights are accessories that commonly suffer from damage. But don’t worry because there is no need to buy a new set every single time your old one does not light up. You can try fixing the problem with this DIY guide.
* There are a couple of reasons for your Christmas lights not to light up. You must, first and foremost, determine what the problem is. Plug your Christmas lights. If it does not light up at all, there might be burned out bulbs that are still attached. If only a set is the problem, you need to examine the light bulbs in that set. There should be one bulb or two where no current is flowing through.
* Try a couple of tools in testing whether the bulbs are getting enough electric currents. That is so you know which ones to remove and replace and which ones stay.
* Remove the bulbs that are burned out and replace them with a new one. If the base of your old bulb and replacement bulb matches, you should have no problem replacing them. If the bases are different, you will have to remove the light bulb from its socket and swap it to the other.
* Mark the burned out bulbs so you will not make the mistake of putting them back to the set. Since you are not working with the Christmas lights plugged, you will not be able to see if you have put back the problematic bulbs.
If you have already replaced all the burned out bulbs, you have already ensured that there is a current flowing through the light bulbs and your Christmas lights still won’t light up, there should be another problem. This case, you might need to consult a professional, an electrician because the problem might not be as simple.
Another warning regarding this project would be to ensure that you are buying the right type of lights as replacements. Determine your Christmas lights type. Or better yet, bring a light bulb from its set to the store when buying replacement bulbs. That is to ensure that the replacement bulb will fit into the set.