Why did my Christmas lights start blinking?

Why did my Christmas lights start blinking?

There are a couple of reasons your Christmas light string is flashing on and off. You have a red-tipped flasher bulb installed in a socket. The flasher bulb will only cause the circuit it is a part of to flash on and off. If your light string has multiple circuits then that's the reason only a portion is flashing.

Can I make my Christmas lights twinkle?

Good news, while it's not possible to modify a Christmas light string so that individual light bulbs randomly flash (or twinkle) on your string, you can flash the entire string of lights on and off using the red tipped flasher bulb that comes with many of the light strings sold at Christmas Light Source.

How do I make the lights stop blinking?

First, unplug the lights. Then, for each blinking bulb, hold the bulb by the base (where the light attaches to the strand) and pull out the bulb and the bottom casing. Remove the bulbs from the casing. If you have trouble removing the bulb and casing, use a screwdriver to pry the light out.

Can you make LED Christmas lights flash?

Find the extra LED lights that you have set aside and find the one with a red mark on the end. This is the light that will make the string of lights blink. ... Notice if there is a place on the string where the lights stop blinking. Take the bulb out at this place and replace with a red-marked LED bulb.

How do I stop my LED Christmas lights from flashing?

Plug the strand of lights in. Turn the dial one way, if the blinking on the strand of lights slows down then continue turning in that direction until the lights no longer blink. Turn the dial the other way until the lights no longer blink if the blinking of the lights speeds up with the first turn of the dial.

What are the red tipped Christmas lights for?

LPT: The extra bulbs with a red tip that you get with Christmas lights will make the lights after it blink. If you replace one of the bulbs in a string of lights with the red tipped one, the lights in the string after that bulb will blink.

Why do Christmas lights have 3 wires?

The two-wire stings are wired in series; if one bulb burns out/is removed, the entire string stops working. The three-wire strings are wired in parallel, so if one bulb quits only part of the string goes dark.

Is a transformer required for LED lights?

All mains powered LED bulbs require a transformer. Depending on the bulb type, the transformer/driver may be built in to the bulb casing or may be located externally.

Why did half my Christmas lights stop working?

If half a strand is working and the other half is not, you probably have a loose or broken bulb. ... If not, you have the more tedious job of going down the row of unlit bulbs, one at a time, and swapping them for a known, good bulb until you find the culprit. You'll know it when the strand lights back up.

How do you troubleshoot LED Christmas tree lights?

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. However, if the entire string of lights is out, you will need to check every lightbulb. That means pulling off each bulb, replacing it with a good bulb, and plugging it in.

Can you add lights to a pre lit tree?

Tip: You can leave the lights on a pre-lit artificial tree after the season. There's no need to re-do the whole process in the coming years! ... With pre-lit Christmas trees, all you need to do is to test for broken lights. Otherwise, you can simply add extra lights to make your tree glow even more.

How long should a pre-lit tree last?

Some companies offer only short-term, 3 or 5 year warranties. Protect your investment by buying a tree that is made to last and protected by a longer term, 10 year warranty. Artificial Christmas trees from Christmas Lights, Etc come standard with 10 year manufacturer warranties.

Are pre-lit trees better?

If you think decorating the tree yourself is part of the fun of Christmas, then an unlit tree is perfect for you. You can choose any colour or style of lights you like and place them on the tree how you prefer. ... A pre-lit tree can work out to be much more cost effective compared to buying a tree and lights separately.