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they are replicable bulbs and I have a light keeper pro I wasn't aware it could be used on leds. I tried replacing every bulb one at a time moving the bulbs from the end that worked. I removed the unlit bulb and placed it in place of a known working bulb. the non lit bulb lit just fine and still have the same issue with the other end barely lighting up as if not getting enough power.

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Be careful, the light keeper pro does not work on LEDs.  You need the LED light keeper, it is a different device.    Also when changing led bulbs you should replace with the same color as the power consumption does vary by color ( or at least it used to,.........).   

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LED Light Keeper repair tool. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-LED-Light-Diagnostic-and-Repair-Tool-Kit-3203CDX/203462277?cm_mmc=sem|psocial|fbx|dynamic#.Ul3d7p0o6Uk

I have fixed a bunch of LED strings using this to find the bad LED.

 

$34 for a LED keeper! That's steep

 

http://www.environmentalled.com/LED-Keeper-p1788.html

 

 

This tool will help you out. But, there is also a chance that you have a loose wire in your series that is causing half the strand to be dead. 

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$34 for a LED keeper! That's steep

 

http://www.environmentalled.com/LED-Keeper-p1788.html

 

 

This tool will help you out. But, there is also a chance that you have a loose wire in your series that is causing half the strand to be dead

 

that's just it there not dead there just very very dim but you can tell there on

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If it is half a string it sounds like the rectifier is bad. The rectifiers are the bumps in the wiring. Here is a cheaper source for the led light keeper. It works great. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H4I8HY/ref=asc_df_B007H4I8HY2765565/?tag=shopzilla_rev_274-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B007H4I8HY&linkCode=asn  But cant help a rectifier problem.

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If it is half a string it sounds like the rectifier is bad. The rectifiers are the bumps in the wiring. Here is a cheaper source for the led light keeper. It works great. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H4I8HY/ref=asc_df_B007H4I8HY2765565/?tag=shopzilla_rev_274-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B007H4I8HY&linkCode=asn  But cant help a rectifier problem.

 

If they are non-brand or replacable LED strings, there is no rectifier but a resistor in the blob.

 

The most likely problem is rust on the leads of the LED inside the socket, also the contacts in the socket will have to be cleaned.

 

This is the hardest problem to find and repair.

 

The GREEN LED Keeper was designed to help troubleshoot this problem.  I have this model available if interested.

 

PM me.

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it is not the recifer this happen when one of the led wire rusts it pass a little power and the string lit up dimly you need to find the bulb that is rusted and fix it then your string will lit up brite if this is a cheap wal mart string it probably dont even have recifer

 

A bad rectifier could cause a portion of the string to barely light up-not always a bad "bulb" or rust issue.I have had this happen with a brand new,,just out of the package high quality sealed string

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What is a recifier?  Do you mean rectifier?

 

do you enjoy following me around and trying to insult me?  dont you have lites to work on or something? 

Face it you were wrong I was write but now the only thing you can do besides man up is make fun of my spelling.  Others see how little you are, so I just move on.

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