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Repairing Mini Lights

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I have searched and searched for posts about repairing mini lights but I can't find them!! I have read about this I am 100% certain.... Anyway just wanted to tell everyone who has posted about the LightKeeper Pro a very big THANKS. I just purchased one at Hobby Lobby. It was $19.99 and the lady in front of us gave us a 40% off coupon she couldn't use because the stuff she was buying was already on sale. Soooo, we purchased the LKP for $12.99. I have spent several hours (I know others generally say 5-10 minutes then quit... oh well) fixing mini strings. I have used the "shunt fixer" function and have replaced probably 100 or 120 bulbs on three strings. Then I am putting these strings on mini trees I am fabricating. Anyway, IMO the LKP is "must have" for someone who is getting serious about lotsa lights. I am very impressed by its simplicity of use and effectiveness. No I don't work for LKP or anything like that... Just excited to get a tool that works so well.

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If you think that's a good product, wait until you get a Buzz Box. No more checking one bulb at a time. Best devise ever invented for incandescent Christmas lights.

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I need to keep my costs low this year! I might go for the "buzz box" next year. Thanks for the input!!

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There is a LED kepper coming out this Christmas season for all the LED folks to troubleshoot and repair LED strands. I also own a light keeper pro and it worked well for me.

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Go to www.ledkeeper.com and click on the video button in the upper right hand corner.

This website will be updated soon with more information.

Edited by LED Keeper

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Light Keeper Pro is great, I have 2.

But now that my display is almost all LEDs I may not use it very much and will gets me one of them dare LED Keeper as soon as they arrive in Canada.

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I watched the video on LED Keeper Pro ......My question is, if I'm using sealed LED's and cut the bad one out does that thingy you splice the wire together with work?

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I watched the video on LED Keeper Pro ......My question is, if I'm using sealed LED's and cut the bad one out does that thingy you splice the wire together with work?

And the answer is YES.

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And the answer is YES.

GREAT....One last question how many thingys come with the unit and can more be purchased separately?

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Christmas Light Show has just come out with a new ad.

http://www.christmas...4&cat=26&page=4

This should get you to the Led fixer. I wish I had known there would be one of these out before I threw about 1/2 a trashcan of leds away prior to 2011 Christmas.

Edited by Joel

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It sounds like all the Pod is , is a resistor to supply the voltage drop that the LED would normally do, its just in a little "pod" to make it look more presentable and safer probably for outdoor use perhaps then a resistor with silicon or heat shrink tubing over it. I personally just take the strands and cut them to pieces to fix the sealed sets, takes some time but it sure saves $ when they go out. Might I add that I also have a small DC power supply to use as a testing device to find the truely bad LED's. ( sometimes its been the rectifiers gone out though)

Edited by Jeremy Lawton

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I got my LED Keeper E (green) in yesterday. Used it today on a couple strings i had up that some section were not working. In no time at all I found the bulbs that were causing the problems and got them replaces. Worked great and I highly recommend. I also use the Light Keeper (red) today for the first time on a set of net light. Also worked wonderful and now have all the light on.

Thanks for a great product. Saved me some money today.

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