What to do if a Christmas Light Section Is Not Working

Christmas Light Set Doesn't Light Or a Section Is Out

Christmas lights being out is a very common and frustrating thing. Gone are the days where if a bulb has burned out, your entire light set will be out. However sometimes a section of your Christmas lights may be out. The nice thing is, it is a very easy problem to solve. 

If your Christmas Light Set doesn't light, try these two simple steps:

First, check each bulb to see that it is fully inserted into the socket. This is the most common cause for lights not lighting. A light set will stay lit with a bulb burnt out, as long as the bulb is still fully in the socket. Dura Lit, Stay Lit, Constant On and other lights where you can take the bulb out of the socket to stay lit, will need to have the bulb either fully in the socket or fully out of the socket. If it is not fully in or out, it will cause a light set to not be lit.

Second, are the bulb wires making proper contact? Remove the bulb and adjust the wire if necessary.

If neither of these solve the problem, then you may want to try one of our light keepers or another one of our light testing items. 


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