Hurry, Christmas is coming soon and your Christmas lights are not working … Follow all our tips to fix your Christmas lights.
Advent season and Christmas preparations have just begun and you are bringing out the Christmas decorations and Christmas lights from the boxes. But now, it is when you connect its Christmas lights for outdoor that we discover in general that they are out of order. Do not panic, before throwing them away and running to the first corner store; we advise you to try to repair them yourself.
How to fix your Christmas lights yourself: the garlands in series
A basic electric garland has its light bulbs mounted in series. Remember your physics classes! It is therefore sufficient that a light bulb grid so that all the bulbs do not light anymore because there is a break of the current.
If you do not want to dismantle the bulbs one by one to find the one that has no longer works, the easiest way is to use a multimeter. This electrical device will help you to check where the current goes or does not pass, by proceeding step by step with pins to connect successively on each section.
It will then replace the bulb out of service by a model of the same intensity and voltage, to prevent other bulbs are too intense to reduce their life.
Step by Step
Dare to repair your series of Christmas lights. These ornaments that we like are simple electrical installations connected in series so as not to have to carry as much cable and be lighter, but the drawback is that if a light bulb is blown, the whole line will not work. With the following post, you can learn the fastest and most effective way to repair the Christmas lights and thus not having to buy new ones is. It is a simple process and with the help of step by step and video we are sure that you will not have any problem.
Or what we propose in this post is that you are encouraged to make a fun and simple ornament to decorate your home for family Christmas dates. It is a DIY project designed so that you can do it with your children or with the youngest of the family since it is very fun and easy to do and the result is sure to please you. To make these Christmas figurines,s you will need wine or cava corks and give free rein to your imagination to turn them into reindeer, nativity figures or objects related to these festivities.
It is very important to follow the step by step of our DIY tips and tricks to get the expected result.
Repair a Christmas light garland in parallel
Some garlands combine the series and parallel: in this case alone, one of the sections of lamps will be off if a bulb is burned, which will facilitate the search for the failure.
Other types of indoor Christmas lights use a small electrical transformer. If it does not work, it will not always be easy to find the right model and perform welds — a same problem for the new generation of LED lights whose replacement is too often very complex.
Avoid hazardous repairs
Finally, do not forget that the risks of short circuits or fire are many with Christmas lights, if the troubleshooting is not done in the rules, it will be better to change garland by a new respondent to the NF regulation.