"hairy" wire in xmas lights

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  1. Nov 29, 2010 #1

    sailor86

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    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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    kok328

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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.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 #3

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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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