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How to Stop Christmas Tree Lights From Blinking

by Aaron Reynolds
  • Overview

    Christmas tree lights add flair to decorations on both inside and outside trees, bushes and shrubs. Especially when decorating outside, you may want to combine both solid and blinking lights for a more dramatic presentation. You do not have to worry about spending a lot of money to buy lights that will only blink or only remain solid. Blinking lights can be transformed into solid lights in a few easy steps.
 
  • Step 1

    Traditional solid light sets always contains a bulb that determines if the lights will blink or not. This bulb is usually clear with a red tip. If you cannot quickly see the correct bulb, it will be necessary to inspect each bulb. Before you begin your search, make sure the strand of lights is unplugged. Begin your search at one end of the stand and continue to the other end until you discover which is the correct bulb.
  • Step 2

    Replace this bulb with a bulb that matches correctly the rest of the strand of lights. To replace the bulb, simply pull out the bulb that causes the strand to blink and insert the bulb that changes the strand to solid lights. Light sets normally include extra replacement lights. If not, retail stores carry replacement lights, as well. It is important that the exact type of bulb is used for the replacement.
  • Step 3

    After the bulb is replaced, verify that the lights are all solid by plugging in the lights. Sometimes a strand will have more than one blinking light bulb. If you discover that some of the strand still blinks, continue searching until all bulbs have been replaced correctly and you are left with a solid set of lights
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  • Extra bulb that matches strand of lights

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