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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trawfazzz 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 Oneyellowlab 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 AZAva 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 Larry 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 burninggecko 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 gardenbuff 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 PerryJ9 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 TeeJay185 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