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When decorating for the holidays, it’s important to make sure that your decorations are safe and functional. Broken Christmas lights can be frustrating, but are not beyond repair. If your Christmas lights aren’t functioning properly, the first thing to do is make sure there aren’t any cuts or nicks in the wiring. Before you plug anything in, be sure to examine the prongs, as well. An easier shortcut is to use a string light tester. Insert each bulb into the tester to find out which ones are serviceable and which may need replacing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Check the electrical cords for signs of fraying or cuts that might be causing trouble.
  • One handy tool for troubleshooting Christmas light issues is a string light tester.
  • A hole-type bulb tester will tell you which lights need replacing and which are dead.

“Now that it’s time to decorate, it’s important to make sure your equipment is safe before things get out of hand.”

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