Why are some of my icicle lights not working?

In my experience, it means that I either skipped a socket, or else a bad bulb snuck into the “working” bowl while I was having a cookie. Pull all of the unlit bulbs out of that chunk, run them through the test/repair process one more time.

Why is a section of my LED icicle lights out?

Find The Bad Bulb If one of your LED light strands isn’t working, it’s probably just because it has a bad bulb. If one bulb dies, it can cause the rest of the strand to stop working. The only way to fix the problem is to find the bad bulb. Sometimes only a section of the lights will go out, making your job pretty easy.

How do you fix LED icicle lights half out?

If half a strand is working and the other half is not, you probably have a loose or broken bulb. Start with the first unlit bulb and work your way down, wiggling them to check for looseness. If it flickers, that’s your cue to replace it.

How do you find the bad bulb on LED icicle lights?

Simply bring the light tester close to each bulb. The tester’s indicator will light up when it’s near a functioning bulb. If you have a non-contact voltage detector, bring the detector close to the wire section between each bulb to test for voltage. The dead section of wire will be the section after your bad bulb.

How do you fix half burnt out Christmas lights?

Remove the first bulb that is not working in the half strain of lights. Take the bulb you just removed and replace it, then remove the second bulb in the string and repeat this process until you have taken out each bulb and replaced it with another bulb in the entire strand of lights.

How long do Icicle lights last?

Manufacturers and suppliers of LED Christmas lights boast anywhere from 10,000 hour to 100,000 hour lifespans that with only season usage equates to 18 to 185 years! If they are on for 24 hours a day for 3 months per year, they will supposedly last 5 – 46 years, at least on paper!

How do you fix icicle string lights?

  1. Locate the icicle light strand that is farthest out from the outlet.
  2. Repeat the process with every strand back to the outlet–disconnecting, testing bulbs and reconnecting.
  3. If you get to the extension cord connection and the line is still dark, try replacing the extension cord.

How do you straighten icicle lights?

Here are two ideas that can help get the kinks out.

  1. Heat the individual light strands for a few seconds with a hair dryer on low heat in order to warm the wires.
  2. Pull and hold the warm wires straight until they cool off.
  3. Tie a short length of fishing line to the end of each icicle.

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