Why Our Wholesale Christmas Lights Can’t Work?
We get this question from people who are baffled by the fact that when they take their lights out of storage this season, half of them are out.
Or, during installation, half of their wholesale Christmas lights suddenly go out.
Why is this?
Because the wholesale Christmas lights on your Christmas tree, also known as mini lights, are wired in series, if some of them go out, one of three things will happen:
1. The circuit has been disrupted by a light bulb that has fallen out of its socket entirely or partially. For wholesale Christmas light strings that normally have north of 50 bulbs, they are built in at least 2 constant circuits. Only the bulbs in its series will go out if a bulb is missing from a circuit. You can lose half, third, or fourth of the string this way.
But if a light bulb goes out, shouldn’t it still work?
Yes, if the filament “burns out,” a small wire at the base of each glass bulb will continue to conduct electricity; however, if the bulb is actually removed from its socket, the lights will not actually remain on. This is true as a general rule.
The arrangement: Perform a visual inspection of each bulb in the exposed portion of the wholesale Christmas lights. Each bulb should not be removed and reinstalled because doing so is difficult on the fingers and will almost certainly result in larger issues. If you find a bulb that is missing or partially unseated from its socket, either gently pushes it back into its socket or replace it with one of the two additional bulbs that should have come with your light set.
2. The bulbs blew out the electricity-conducting wire at the base of each one because the wholesale Christmas lights string’s rating was exceeded. When the bulbs are “smoked,” this can happen from time to time.
The remedy: Make sure the wholesale Christmas lights have the right rating before plugging in more lights than the manufacturer recommends. Replace any smoked bulbs and visually inspect the section of the light string that is broken.
Keep in mind that your light sets may have sustained permanent damage if you ran an excessive number of lights in a series. If changing the bulbs doesn’t work, buying new sets may be necessary.
3. The copper wire in the string is broken and there is a problem with the wiring harness. There is probably a problem with the Christmas light string’s actual wiring if all of the bulbs are seated and none are smoking.
Age, squirrels, and pulling and tugging on the light strings during take-down at the end of the season can all cause damage to the wiring.
On the off chance that this is the issue with your light string, the best arrangement is to start again with another series of lights.
What would happen if every light in the string went out?
If all of the lights are out, the problem could be with just one circuit and be caused by one of the problems listed above, or the fuse for the entire string might be out.