Fix the lights on a pre-lit Christmas tree
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A few days after Christmas we were out shopping and I was looking at the clearance for a new tree (of course)… when I found this little tool on the shelf. It said it would get my tree lit up again so I bought it instead for about $5. I packed it up with all the other Christmas stuff and went on with life.
We bought a new tree in 2016 because our old tree didn’t fit the space any longer. We needed a taller, thinner tree.
So this year, I pulled my newer 2-year-old tree out to find out that only 1/4 of the lights worked on it this year.
Oh, the frustration! Right? Nope. Not really.
I just pulled my little tool out and in about 30 to 45 minutes had found and marked about 8 burned out bulbs that had burned out and broken the circuit, preventing the tree from lighting up.
I still haven’t replaced the bulbs yet because I need to go get replacements, but I just marked them with a small ribbon and it’s still lit up! While frustrating to have a 2-year-old tree not light up, it was fine because I got that tree all lit up with very little effort.
A friend had posted on Facebook about her 2-year-old Christmas tree not working. What is it with these 2-year-old Christmas trees?
She didn’t want to throw more lights on it or replace it because it was an expensive tree and still fairly new. She was so frustrated though and at a loss. When I commented to her about the little red gadget that had helped me, she rushed right out and got it.
She got to work on that massive tree and it took her many, many hours, but she won! She found over 200 bulbs that had been burned out! But she won! This LightKeeper Pro is worth every penny (and maybe a few hours of work), but it just might keep you from having to replace that artificial pre-lit Christmas tree, and save your sanity in the process.
This is her progress with it.
I’m not tooting this Lightkeeper Pro because they are paying me. I’m tooting it because I know it works. If you buy it with one of my links, I will literally make a few pennies.
Let’s be real for a minute. While I would absolutely be grateful and thankful (because pennies eventually turn into dollars and every little penny helps in my world), the reality is that I created this post because I saw how much that little advice helped my friend, Robin save her tree. It meant a lot to her!
The whole purpose of this blog is that I want to help you too! I want to save you from all the hopeless frustration of having to go buy a new tree when the one you have may be able to be fixed.
That is it. You can overcome this little nuisance!
Has this ever happened to you? What did you do? Do you have any experience with this little Christmas tree saver? Tell me about it! I want to hear your stories too!
Oh, and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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