Just plugged in my Christmas Tree lights to find that only the first half of them light up. The second half remain stubbornly unlit. My other set of lights continues to work if there is a dud in it, what could be the problem? Any suggestions gratefully received.
Today there are many types of Christmas light systems. In the old days lights would be wired in series and one bulb failing would stop all from working. Latter the bulbs were altered so when they blow they fuse making finding the blown one easy. But if not noticed this can cause more bulbs to blow.
More modern systems use transformers and are wired in parallel often as groups and often have a controller which can set many options as to how they flash, twinkle, or fade.
Often they are near impossible to repair and even as an electrician I have a few with failed sections.
How very kind of you. In fact I found a label on the lights with a telephone number and the customer service people told me exactly what the problem was, and you were right, the fuse bulb had blown. It was an eighty light series and she immediately realised that if only half the lights came on then one of the fuses had blown. Went out bought replacements and voila we have lights.