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MonsterKidz · 11/11/2019 02:01

Looking for some MN wisdom!

I started to put up the Christmas tree today. I know it’s early, way early! But this is one of my last free weekends till mid December and I’m trying to get ahead of the game.

Anyway, I started to wrap the lights around and then plugged them in to check they were working before going any further.

I then got distracted by my kids wanting something and went off to the help them leaving the lights plugged in. So they were on the tree at the top but then just in a wrapped up pile at the bottom.

When i finally got back to them, I noticed they were not. Not the ones on the tree the ones on the floor.

They are two years old. AIBU to think I should I replace them? I’ve never noticed this before.

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MereDintofPandiculation · 11/11/2019 02:38

It's known as a result of having them bundled up - some of the energy is dissipated as heat, and if they are all bundled up the heat can't disperse quickly enough and the bundle gets hot - it's why they say don't switch them on while they're still in the box. Let them cool down, then spread them out as if they were on the tree and see if they get hot then.


MonsterKidz · 11/11/2019 02:40

Thank you, I tried that and they are fine.

I’d just never had that before, I probably had left them bunched up for over an hour.

Ok, on with the decorating then....

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