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Old 11-28-2010, 05:52 PM  
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Default "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?



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Old 11-29-2010, 04:10 PM  
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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.



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I'll try that next time.

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Couldn't you just get a new bulb ?

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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.

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Understood!



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