What happens when you spend hours decorating your tree, then after the ornaments are hung and the tree is complete, sections of lights go out? The Light Keeper Pro claims it can fix those lights, so you won't have to dismantle your tree. But, every light set has it's own set of problems and each set is unique. We put it to the test.
Lights glowing in all colors on every neighborhood corner, and on most yard decorations remind us that this really is the most wonderful time of the year. But, that spirit can be dimmed when the lighting Grinch pays a visit. He does it every year, in every household sneaking bulbs here and there and sometimes even causing a whole section of lights to turn dark.
And, it takes just one light going out to cause a holiday headache, but the Light Keeper Plus promises to change that. It says it can repair miniature lights with a plug, click, and fix. We tangled up Mobile's Superintendent of Electrical Services, Doug Davis to find out if this really can save the magic lights of Christmas. "The new lights are on a parallel circuit so if one light goes out the rest continue to burn, but it doesn't look pretty on a Christmas tree like that," says Davis.
So Davis got to work on this broken set of lights. First up the voltage tester. "You actually pull the trigger and run it down the circuit and it actually tells you that the circuit is on," says Davis. Doug passed the Light Keeper Pro there. Next up, it allows you to check the fuse. "It has a fuse tester and you just push down the button and a light will come on if it's good," says Davis. Our light did come on. Then, we tested the bulb itself. "It proved the bulb was good and told us the socket was bad and it actually has a repair part for the socket itself," says Davis.
Is this product a deal or dud? "A deal," says Davis.
If you want to fix your Christmas lights, the product will cost you around $20 dollars.