Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Saving Christmas (lights)

  Considering that the decorations are already up in the stores, I can talk about Christmas, right?  ;)

Actually, we had an unusual reclamation project here at the Casa de Chaos:  reviving Christmas lights.

Couple of years ago, we discovered that three of the five outdoor icicle light sets we had were kaput.  We replaced two of them  and made do with some other lights. But what to do with the three dead sets?

We were going to pull the bulbs and pitch the wiring, but DH read about a gadget that is supposed to repair light sets ... I was skeptical, but figured if it didn't work, I could always return it.

Well, dang, it worked pretty well.  It somehow repairs the circuits (and I don't understand how, to be honest), bringing those dead sections back to life.
     We did have to replace some bulbs, (well, OK, several bulbs) but now we have three functioning sets of lights. 
    I figure that given the cost of  replacements, we've made back the cost of the gadget, and then some.  

2 comments:

Jackie said...

Neat, I wonder if said gadget will make it to Canada.

God bless.

DW said...

Jackie, it's called Lightkeeper Pro. We got ours on Amazon. Maybe Amazon.ca has it? http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-01201-Complete-Fixing-Miniature/dp/B000R8KBOK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411077390&sr=8-1&keywords=light+keeper+pro