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Christmas lights on pre-lit tree.

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Christmas lights on pre-lit tree. I have a tree with GE Constant-On lights on it.

One string wasn't lighting, but would flicker on and off when I moved a branch. I discovered that one of the bulbs on the branch was causing this. It turns out that it was the Unreplaceable fuse bulb, but not until I had taken it out.

What can I do to fix this? Can this bulb indeed be replaced?

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 4 years ago.

http://search.christmas-treasures.com/cgi-bin/ts.pl?opt=ALL&index=137790&query=fuse+light&SUBMIT.x=35&SUBMIT.y=6

Hi thanks for the question.

I found this for you .Hope you can find what your looking for.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This does not answer my question. The bulb which burned out is what they call an Unreplacable fuse bulb. I haven't been able to buy one. I have 4 branches of tree lights out because of this problem.

 

Can I guy a bulb for this? How do I replace it?

Expert:  John replied 4 years ago.

I thought you could use the fuse bulb to fix yours.

Splice the new fuse bulb in to your set.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No one is carrying the fuse bulb in their stores. How can I get one?

Expert:  John replied 4 years ago.

Can you buy a set of different lights and use the spare fuse bulb that comes with the new set.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The lady at our Lowe's store wanted to give me a pack from another Constant-On light set. The spares in the sets didn't have a fuse bulb. The spares I got with my tree do not have a fuse bulb in the packet.

 

How can I buy fuse bulbs?

 

I can't imagine why GE designed these lights like this. WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE NEW SET OF LIGHTS TO GET ONE STUPID BULB?

 

 

Expert:  John replied 4 years ago.
Its there way of making more money to sell you a new string instead of just the fuse bulb.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I can't believe I'm supposed to PAY $38 for answers like this!

 

WHERE CAN I BUY A FUSE BULB? CAN I ORDER THEM FROM GE?

Expert:  John replied 4 years ago.

http://www.christmascentral.com/content/pages/GE-Constant-on-Lights-Answers

I found this for you it tells you all about the bulb and where to look for the number you need to order the part.

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