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Dec 06, 2018

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Jim Thoreson

I have three sets of lights that are programmable using a remote control. Last year they worked, but his year, on two of the strings, only every 4th light works on the whole string. I have checked all the bulbs - AOK. The third string still works normally. I can't find any brand name on them, and can't remember where I bought them. Any suggestions on how to fix them.

John R

Interesting idea but -
the prongs were bright and shiny. and polishing didn't change their appearance
It is the first third of the string that is out, ie the third that is closest to the male plug.
If the problems is voltage drop there must be another factor at work.

Regards

John R

Tom Ortega

I have a string of LED Christmas lights with a problem , about 1/2 of the lights are on but very dim the other second half is on normal . The next string which is plugged in after the problem string works normal . Each string has a control to change the color & sequence which works normally

Sandra Frat

The first half of the string doesn’t work and the bulbs in this half are blackened from the base. Any thoughts?

Ross_charles

This type of light often has 2 circuits and if a bulb goes out, that half of the string will quit. You have to try each bulb on the dark half to find the bad bulb and fix the socket conductors or the bulb.

Lynne H Baker

We bought 5 sets of Noma C6, 70 light strands last year. When we put them up again this year, three of the sets had only half of the strands working. I didn’t keep the receipt, so after checking some sights, I did this, and IT WORKED! I first attached another set of lights in sequence and they lit up, so I knew the wiring was good. I then pulled out and checked each bulb in the unlit section, testing them in sockets that worked to make sure the bulbs were good. I had bought a couple of extra bags of C6 lightbulbs (5 per bag) when this issue was first discovered. I came to realize there were two sizes to the green bases of the lights when pulled out. A few were slightly wider than the others. The smaller ones would fit in all the bulb sockets, but the wider ones only fit in certain ones. After much fussing and frustration, I came to realize that the wider ones had to be placed in the first and last light socket of the strand, and also socket # 35 and # 36. If a smaller width one was placed in any of those four, the strand would go out. And Voila, all sets work again. If you have a longer strand, I presume this would still apply. The first and last, and the two exactly in the middle will need the bulbs with the wider plug in base.

Russell

I purchased 6 strands of programmable lights last year. They all worked last year. This year, every third light works on two strands. I can find my receipts for everything else, but these lights. I bought them at Lowes, but they aren't selling these this year. Any ideas on fixing would be appreciated.

Christopher

Put up outside led lights yesterday last year they all worked now only half seem to be working at intermittent spaces
cable looks ok tried contacting manufacturers but no response lights about 4 years old.

Chris

I have a problem I need help figuring out. Bought lights last year and they worked fine. Put them up this year and they were lit for 2 nights. I have a 3 80 count strands and a few shorter ones. Well one of the longer strands, the middle part is very dim.. The first third and last third are fine and the strand after.. just the middle section on the one strand. Has anyone seen this before and what should I look for?

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