Re: GE Christmas Tree repairs
My understanding is, on the 'stay lit' strings each bulb has a conductor in it that will pass the voltage along in the case that the filament breaks. The bad thing about that is that the bulb is no longer using its voltage so every other bulb gets more voltage. If you don't keep up with the blown bulbs you will get more and more until the conductor can no longer take the increase and it finally gives up making the entire segment go dark. The lessen is, don't let the blown bulbs sit there, they are putting extra wear on the others.
2006 video - [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k63Lq19r4uQ[/url]
2008 Halloween Pictures - [url]http://picasaweb.google.com/Alwysrit2/SpaceOddity2008#[/url]