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LightKeeper Pro

Model 1203-CD

Internet #100686478

Light Tester

$19.98 /each
  • Easily fixes light sets and pre-lit trees during the holidays
  • LED headlight and 3-way bulb puller makes bulb repairs easier
  • Storage compartment in handle easily houses bulbs and fuses

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The LightKeeper Pro Light Tester fixes most light sets and pre-lit trees in seconds. It finds the damaged bulb at the plug or at the bulb socket. The audible continuity detector pinpoints the problem by tracing the circuit to the point of interruption. Use the attached LED headlight to guide your way and let the 3-way bulb puller get tight bulbs out with ease. Features a handy storage compartment built into the handle for housing your bulbs and fuses.

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The TV commercial shows that it fixes the light string. So once you identified the bad bulb how does it fix it?

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December 9, 2015
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From my experience the tool helped me to identify and replace bad bulbs.
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December 7, 2015
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The Tester has two different ways to detect a bad string. The "quick fix trigger method" identifies and repairs a "shunt" (or an internal bulb failure"). It seems a little like magic...and it worked for me on the first string I fixed.
If the quick-fix doesn't work, the "audible voltage detector method" helps find the precise location where the voltage is interrupted (broken/loose bulb, etc). Unlike the Read More
The Tester has two different ways to detect a bad string. The "quick fix trigger method" identifies and repairs a "shunt" (or an internal bulb failure"). It seems a little like magic...and it worked for me on the first string I fixed.
If the quick-fix doesn't work, the "audible voltage detector method" helps find the precise location where the voltage is interrupted (broken/loose bulb, etc). Unlike the quick-fix, the tool doesn't "fix" this problem...you still have to replace the faulty bulb. I had to use this method several times, too...it's slower than the "quick-fix," but much quicker then inspecting each bulb individually. Read Less
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December 5, 2015
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Sometimes a bad bulb is not the problem. I had three half-lit light strings and I pulled a bulb on the non-working section, stuck the socket onto the device, pulled the trigger and the unlit portion lit right up. It is amazing. Then I replaced the random bulb that I pulled out.
This product does come with five spare bulbs but I did not use any of them. I just used it to light the unlit portions of my Read More
Sometimes a bad bulb is not the problem. I had three half-lit light strings and I pulled a bulb on the non-working section, stuck the socket onto the device, pulled the trigger and the unlit portion lit right up. It is amazing. Then I replaced the random bulb that I pulled out.
This product does come with five spare bulbs but I did not use any of them. I just used it to light the unlit portions of my strings. Read Less
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December 5, 2015
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It does not fix the bulb. It sends a signal that melts a shunt in the bulb that has burned out or stopped working, causing the current to flow through the defective bulb and completing the circuit.
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Seymour,Indiana
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December 5, 2015
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Once the bad bulb is identified you remove the bulb and check it with the device. If the bulb itself is bad you then replace with anew bulb. The device comes with six replacement bulbs.
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Center Valley, PA
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December 3, 2015
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it comes with replacement bulbs
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Johns Creek, Atlanta Ga
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November 30, 2015
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Once I read the instructions and tested the dark limbs for power and got a beep. I confirmed a beep on the incoming wire to the limb and no beep on the wire leaving the limb which had no beep. Then moved from beep to non-beep at each light on that limb, 10 per limb, and found the damaged light in about 45 seconds. Replaced that bulb and half the limbs came on. Went to another dark limb and repeated the Read More
Once I read the instructions and tested the dark limbs for power and got a beep. I confirmed a beep on the incoming wire to the limb and no beep on the wire leaving the limb which had no beep. Then moved from beep to non-beep at each light on that limb, 10 per limb, and found the damaged light in about 45 seconds. Replaced that bulb and half the limbs came on. Went to another dark limb and repeated the process and in another minute I was done tree fixed with all lights on.
Pull out the bad bulb, put in new filament/bulb ( you get several in the package) or get one from an old sting that you keep for spare bulbs. You can see how to do this online with utubes, very easy. Read Less
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November 28, 2015
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I don't think it does fix the blown bulb. It just shows you where it is. There's a tool attached to the device to help you take the bad bulb out so you can then install a new one. That's the way I think the thing works.
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November 27, 2015
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You replace the missing bulb... it's that simple.
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November 27, 2015
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Ummm...you replace the bad bulb....
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Does this work on outside lights, also? And what about pre lit trees?

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Lake Worth, Fl
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December 29, 2015
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I am an electrician.
I have spent many hours with this thing trying to fix my pre-lite tree with no-results.
It is a tic traser which can give you false signals as easy as good ones.
You can test each bulb with it.
It you remove each bulb and put it in the test slot for bulbs.
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December 29, 2015
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as long as it is an incandescent light and has a standard bulb it will work.
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December 9, 2015
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I used it to repair 3 different outside strings but the company video gives detailed instructions on repairing pre lit trees, good luck.
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New York, NY
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December 5, 2015
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It works on incandescent light strings. If your pre-lit tree works with incandescent bulbs I think this will work. The product brochure says that the company developed the product while fixing the lit trees that it sold.
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Memphis
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December 5, 2015
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Yes. My lights are all outside, and had already been installed. I fixed the lights while still in place on columns. I did not try on pre-lit tree, but the video at website shows a repair to pre-lit tree. Really, amazingly simple fix.
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Seymour,Indiana
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December 5, 2015
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Yes it can work on outside lights (the mini lights). As for prelim trees most of those are led light and this one does not do LEDs. The company makes a differant one to work on LEDs. Their web site address is in the material accompanying this device.
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Yes inside or Outside
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Yes,
Once I read the instructions and tested the dark limbs for power and got a beep. I confirmed a beep on the incoming wire to the limb and no beep on the wire leaving the limb which had no beep. Then moved from beep to non-beep at each light on that limb, 10 per limb, and found the damaged light in about 45 seconds. Replaced that bulb and half the limbs came on. Went to another dark limb and repeated Read More
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Once I read the instructions and tested the dark limbs for power and got a beep. I confirmed a beep on the incoming wire to the limb and no beep on the wire leaving the limb which had no beep. Then moved from beep to non-beep at each light on that limb, 10 per limb, and found the damaged light in about 45 seconds. Replaced that bulb and half the limbs came on. Went to another dark limb and repeated the process and in another minute I was done tree fixed with all lights on. Read Less
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November 15, 2015
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The tool is particularly handy at troubleshooting non-LED light stands that are already hung (outside, on pre-lit trees, wherever) to identify the bad bulb. However, that feature of this tool will not work on LED strands.
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yes, this will work on outdoor and pre lit trees.
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Does this come with any replacement bulbs or do you need to purchase separately?

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This set comes with 5 bulbs without bases id buy separately to be certain you get right ones.
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December 7, 2015
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The Tester is packaged with a few (five or six) clear replacement bulbs. I can't remember exactly how many because I used them all!
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It comes with five replacement bulbs. I did not use any of them.
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It has 5 bulbs, but no bases.
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It comes with six replacement bulbs.
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What size batteries do you need for light keeper pro

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My unit came with 3 button batteries already fully installed, hope that answers your question.
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Batteries are included, and it works right out of the box.
Replacement will require three 1.5V button-cell batteries. Acceptable battery numbers listed are: L1154, LR44, AG-13 A76 or 357.
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It uses three button batteries, the size is identified in the accompanying material and can be found in any hardware store.
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comes with batteries, 3 of them. L1154 or like type, manual has this info
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qty 3 LR44 watch/calculator batteries.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 334 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Something that is AWESOME I rarely write reviews but in this case this is awesome. I needed to fix lights on a wire deer. I figured I never find the issue but this product worked perfectly. I found the bad bulbs(yes more than one and a bad socket.) Now my deer is lit perfectly. Finally something that actually works. I recommend you watch the video before using. It will save time. It found the image below. I would have never found that by eye. It was all mixed in with the mesh of the deer. December 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing! I bought this to replace an old light tester I had which was kind of frustrating to use so I was a little skeptical about how this one would work. I took this out of the package, watched the video (it is very helpful and worth the time!) and in 2 minutes I had my lighted tree fixed! The tree has over 150 lights and the bottom section was burnt out. The day before I had tried to trouble shoot the bulbs on my own and after an hour I had no luck, my fingers were sore from pulling bulbs and I was very frustrated. After buying this tester I was able to use the "quick fix" method with this machine and it worked like a charm after just 2 clicks. I was able to see which were the burnt out bulbs, I had them replaced and in no time the tree was all lit up. At Christmas I use many net lights and I'm so excited now as this is going to be a huge time saver. The video explained how the wiring in the net lights work and it gives tips on how to use the Light Keeper if the "quick fix" method doesn't work. This is TOTALLY worth the money....HUGE time saver!!! November 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The tool repaired a bad section of my pre-lit tree! I found out about this tool by searching for "troubleshoot Christmas tree lights." I saw many hits about it and watched a couple YouTube videos (which I recommend to learn how to use it). I was amazed that it fixed a non-working section of my pre-lit tree on the first attempt! I had to go to three different stores to find one locally, and finally found them at Home Depot. December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paid for it's self with first use! We tested the string of lights and they worked......After staple gunning to the roof line they stopped working? Got the light tester out and read the instructions and used it.............Low and behold they started working. This thing will always be part of my Christmas decoration kit. Well worth the money! December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Where have you been all my life? First thing, this tool is awesome. Second thing, I am regretting throwing away many strings of lights over the years that I thought were beyond fixing. If I had this tool then, they would still be in operation today. Over the holidays while raving about this tool, I heard from someone that didn't have success with it. After listening to them, I could tell that they didn't really read the directions. This tool has multiple methods to fix your lights. You need to follow directions and try the various methods and you will be successful. To sum it up, this tool is awesome and I only wish I had found it years ago. January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The story of old Buck I had heard of this for some time, but never really had the need for one until this Christmas. I have an animated lit Buck that stands about 3 ft high and 4 ft long. I got old Buck 3 Christmases ago at HD and is a beauty when lit up, and unfortunately this year just before bringing him in for storage for another year, he blew out one whole leg, an entire side and part of the other side. Now let me say there are a heck of a lot of lights on old Buck. So I looked online and found they had this light keeper on clearance and in stock at my local Home Depot. Drove over and picked up two, since they were only 5 dollars each. Just in case one was a dud. It is multifaceted and tests the bulbs, will allegedly start up a string in some cases (I haven't tried this part yet) , and will hum to let you know where electricity stops at in a string. I plugged in old Buck and began scanning and it stopped humming pretty quick at the start of the outage area and didn't start humming again along about 30 of the bulbs, but restarted at the end. I replaced the first bulb after the last hum, nothing. I began pulling and testing the other bulbs along the string, most of which were truly out, some were not. But I still couldn't get Buck to light up in that area. At least the light checker told me which bulbs were out by pulling each and testing individually. I decided to take my time and just try a few a day, changing out as needed, so I wouldn't get frustrated and just shoot old Buck. Every time I would scan, it would still point to that first dud bulb which I had tested and replaced twice. Began taping the replaced bulbs with painters tape so I could tell where I had been. So today I scanned and replaced a few more bulbs and as it turns out, the place where the light checker had kept telling me was the start of the problem never has lit up, but I replaced another bulb on the line that was lose in its socket which was apparently causing the whole area to black out. Buck is up and fully functional again, so I can say this item does what it says it will do by narrowing down where your issue is. I got power humming everywhere but along his leg, which was a big help. I also found that some of the 2.5 replacement bulbs don't have enough wire to make contact in the socket, so I used some of the newer replacement bulbs that came in the 2 by 10 ft net lighting which solved that issue. That may be why that one bulb isn't lighting up, but I am not about to touch anything right now. My beloved Buck is up and running again and that is all I wanted. January 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Actually WORKED! I've only used this for one string of lights but it worked as advertised excepted it took a few more "squeezes" than the instructions. Until I use it more I can't really rate the "quality" - hopefully it will work for many years! The only real downside is it does NOT work with LED lights - you need to buy a different product - and I, like many, am slowly changing over to LED. But if you are like me and have a number of half working strings of lights and hate to just throw them out, this is for you! January 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Try this before replacing your tree! Bought this as a last-ditch effort to save my old pre-lit tree. Five different light strands were dead, and I had such little faith in squeezing another year out of it that I bought a new pre-lit LED tree in the same purchase as this Tester. After reading through the (long, but necessary) instructions, I had all five strands repaired within 30 minutes of unpacking the Tester. I wish it wasn't red (it blends in with too many other holiday decoration things), and it could be a little more solid in terms of build-quality, but it works. And compared to the cost of a new tree--or the time required to remove and replace the failed lights on my existing tree--it's a purchase I'd make again in a heartbeat. December 7, 2015
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