Troubleshooting Christmas lights is often a tricky task, especially if you have solar-powered lights. However, the problem is usually solvable if you know how to check the most common issues that can occur.
With all the equipment and lights, it is easy to overlook the basics. First, make sure that your power switch is in the ON position. If it is in the ON position and still not working, then proceed to the next step. However, make sure you turn the power to the OFF position when working on your setup so you do not risk serious injury.
If this does not solve your problem, then check all your wires to make sure they are not frayed or otherwise damaged. Untangle any knots that are in the wires. Next, check your connections to make sure they are secure.
The solar panel
Make sure that your solar panel is in an area where it gets an adequate amount of direct light, as recommended in your instruction manual. In addition, make sure that your solar panel is clean from dirt and other debris. Maintain the proper working condition of your solar panel by wiping it clean routinely.
If you have checked all of the above and your lights are still not working, then the problem could stem from your solar battery. If it has been out in the sunlight for a long time and cannot produce power, then this is most likely the case. If so, check to see if you are still covered by the warranty in order to get a spare battery.
If you are having problems with your solar Christmas lights, there is no need to panic. Follow these simple steps to determine the source of trouble and fix the issue.