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Replacement fuse bulbs for christmas tree lights

Customer Question

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: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Hi thanks for the question.

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

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

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 7 years ago.

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

Splice the new fuse bulb in to your set.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

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

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

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

Customer: replied 7 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 7 years ago.

It's their way of making more money to sell you a new string instead of just the fuse bulb.

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

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.