Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)

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Val Evans
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Larry, it sounds like you got yourself some cheap **s Christmas lights. 

During the summers our attics here in AZ can easily get up 160° or more. In almost 30 years of living here, I've never had any problems with our Christmas lights not working because they got too hot.

Nov 30, 2015 01:06 PM
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Heat in the attic should not be an issue, filaments are designed to be hot.

Probably either filaMites eating them or they were shaken too much when you put them up there.

Dec 01, 2015 03:20 AM
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Since I don't have an attic and my storage room next to my garage is heated and cooled, can't say I had this particular problem, Larry.

Nov 30, 2015 07:42 PM
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Good morning Larry. A pretty common complaint, some are replaced each year.

Nov 30, 2015 05:20 PM
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No. I think this next time I will purchase the LED lights

Nov 30, 2015 05:17 PM
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No, I haven't had that problem.  I usually buy new lights and expect that the old ones won't work.

Nov 30, 2015 01:04 PM
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NOP.... You got them from the crap store.

I have a small made in America GE Xmas tree with lites. It has been around since mid 1970s..... Put it upstairs by the window. Every one compliments that antique..... Can not replace it......

Nov 30, 2015 12:45 PM
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Larry, this can happen to anyone!

Dec 26, 2016 03:10 PM
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I did

Dec 19, 2016 06:11 AM
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Larry - During our summers it gets up to 115 degrees outside, so I can't even imagine how hot it gets in the attic. We have never had an issue with bulb filaments breaking due to the heat. I don't think that was the cause.

Dec 03, 2015 07:37 AM
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No that has never happened to my lights that were stored in the attic.

Dec 01, 2015 04:22 AM
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Jack Gerbehy
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converted to LED a few years ago.... damaged / non working bulbs is no longer an issue 

Dec 01, 2015 12:00 AM
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No

Nov 30, 2015 11:56 PM
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Larry Johnston I never heard of heat affecting the bulbs. A power surge when they were plugged in or dropping the bulbs may have caused this.

Nov 30, 2015 11:07 PM
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Don't have any lights to put up.

Nov 30, 2015 10:36 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I store them in the basement.

Nov 30, 2015 09:21 PM
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That is interesting. I did not know that the heat would break the bulb filaments.

Nov 30, 2015 09:05 PM
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We don't store those things in the attic.  No problems with lights here this year.

Nov 30, 2015 08:59 PM
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I doubt that heat is the problem.

Nearly every Christmas light is stored in the attic in FLORIDA.  Attic heat is not the cause of filament breakage. The insulator degrades LONG before the what inside the hermetically sealed glass enclosure is affected.

Nov 30, 2015 08:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Larry, time to go LED! Seems to be the trend!

Nov 30, 2015 08:31 PM
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No.

Nov 30, 2015 02:21 PM