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Christmas Holiday Lights and Voltage Considerations

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Check The Voltage Specifications of Your Christmas Lights
Electrical Question: The company that I want to order a certain type of LED light for my Christmas lights is in the UK. These are multi function that give a waterfall effect. In the FAQ of their site it states their lights won’t work in the USA but yet I have seen these same lights here working.
What do I need to make them work here?

This electrical question came from: Dee Dee, a Homeowner from Shreveport, LA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dee Dee.

Check The Voltage Specifications of Your Christmas Lights

I mention this because I experienced this when working in the Philippines where the standard 120 volt configuration was used so when I plugged in my 120 volt battery charger the charged was damaged.

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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
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The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.

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