By Andrew Liszewski
The whole burnt out Christmas lights thing has pretty much become a running joke for the holiday season but there’s a reason it’s still sort of funny year after year… because it’s true. No matter how well you pack the decorations away come January (or March, but only because of that court order!) when November or December rolls around there’s sure to be a few strands of lights that just won’t work.
But instead of replacing that old set with those fancy new ‘energy-efficient’ LED versions why not just spend a few seconds to simply fix the problem?
Now you don’t have to discard a string of non-working mini lights?just use this handy tool to detect and repair faulty bulbs. It sends an electrical pulse through the string and repairs problems associated with defective shunts, often the cause when an entire section of lights goes out. Easy to use?an LED in the tip makes it easy to work in dark areas. Also includes voltage detector with sound, bulb/fuse tester and bulb remover.
Though it’s probably too late to help with your decorating this year it’s never too late to start planning for the next. Get your own repair gun from Solutions.com for $24.95.