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  • Why Are Christmas Lights Wired in Parallel?

    Posted on March 20 2014


    Remember a time when, if one Christmas light burned out, the entire string of mini-lights went out with it? It was a very frustrating undertaking trying to find the faulty bulb.  Some Christmas lights are also colored making it more difficult to spot a blown filament. Their size makes it equally difficult.

    Today’s LED bulbs last much longer and are more reliable, but they do burn out.  A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so if one LED light is weaker than the rest, by tried and true standards of design, the same thing should happen. The reason why it doesn’t is simple.

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