How long is a strand of icicle lights?

The lengths of the “icicles” or mini lights drops are 12 inches, 18 inches and 24 inches long. See more information about our icicle lights and some decorating tips below.

For example if your light string is rated at 20 watts, then you can run a maximum of 10 strings together in series. Now you can see why LED light strings can be run with so many more in series than traditional incandescent mini lights that require up to 10 more times the power to operate.

One may also ask, why is a section of my icicle lights out? Locate the icicle light strand that is farthest out from the outlet. Unplug it to see if the rest of the strands then light up. Often, a bad strand will cause the rest in the line to go out. Removing the bad strand should cause the rest of the strands to the outlet to light.

Also to know, why do only half of my icicle lights work?

Don’t pull too hard on the wires. A loose bulb, broken socket or frayed wire is sometimes all it takes for the strand to malfunction. After taking down the lights, plug them in before storing them, to make sure they still work. The only tool you’ll need is a bulb tester in order to know how to fix Christmas lights.

What do you do with Christmas lights that don’t work?

Ways to recycle old Christmas lights

  1. Contact your city’s municipal solid waste office. Many will recycle the lights if you drop them off, so give a call and ask.
  2. Ship your old lights to Holiday LEDS Recycling.
  3. Drop off your lights at MOM’s Organic Markets.
  4. Mail your lights to Christmas Light Source.

What do you do with icicle lights?

A popular use of icicle lights is to string a series of them along the perimeter of a rooftop as part of a comprehensive Christmas lighting display. Icicle lights are also often used to decorate deck railings and fence lines. They’re great for lending a ‘winter wonderland’ touch to your Christmas d├ęcor.

Why are there 3 wires on Christmas lights?

This extra wire allows current to bypass a burned out bulb and keep the rest going. Removing a bulb (or twisting it until the wires break) removes the shunt as well, so they all go out. These lights have three wires to carry electricity from end to end so that strings of lights can be daisy-chained together.

How many LED lights can be on a 15 amp circuit?

Each CFL or LED bulb typically gives the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb while drawing 10 watts or less, which is equivalent to a current draw of 1/12 amp. Thus a 15-amp circuit can safely control 180 or more fixtures that use CFL or LED bulbs.

How many rope lights can be connected together?

Meaning you can most likely connect 3 to 5 strings of traditional incandescent bulbs together before you hit that magic number. Also it’s one circuit per 216 watts, not one outlet; if you decide to add more lights, you need to use an outlet on a different circuit.

How many lights can I put on one circuit?

50 watt light equals less than 1/2 amp current flow at 120 volts. You can put up to 30 lights (based on 50 watt light) on a 15 amp breaker. You can put up to 40 lights (based on 50 watt light) on a 20 amp breaker.

Can you cut LED string lights?

Rope light spools can be cut using either sharp scissors or a knife. To cut rope light, measure the area where you plan to install the rope light and then cut the tube at the nearest cutting mark. This is the only place that LED or incandescent rope light should be cut.

How many strands of c9 lights can be connected?

Follow these recommendations when decorating with multiple strings of regular incandescent commercial Christmas lights: For mini bulbs of 50 to 100 per string, connect a maximum of three strings together. For larger bulbs such as C7, C9, etc., string together no more than 50 bulbs total.