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sailor86 11-28-2010 05:52 PM

"hairy" wire in xmas lights
 
I had a missing bulb in a string of xmas lights, so I decided to just cut and splice. There are 4 "wires". 2 of them were normal copper strand but the other 2 were like hair. What do I make of that? They can't be conductors, can they?

kok328 11-29-2010 04:10 PM

Yes they can be conductors. Take a look at the light bulb leads, they are about as thin as hair. When I want to bypass a light on string of xmas lights, I just jam tin foil in the light socket hole.

sailor86 11-29-2010 07:44 PM

I'll try that next time.

granite-girl 11-30-2010 08:29 AM

Couldn't you just get a new bulb ?

sailor86 11-30-2010 10:00 AM

I guess I was being impatient at the time. There are no "standard" bulbs and I didn't feel like fishing around for the right one.

granite-girl 11-30-2010 10:09 AM

Understood!


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