Charlie: Here’s one from Ryan. He writes all the way from Fulton, New York, Tom. He says, “I have outside Gfci plugs and I plugged my Christmas lights in but they’re really dim. What could be the problem?”
Tom: They’re really dim?
Charlie: Yeah, he says the Gfci-
Tom: I think, yeah-
Charlie: The Gfci outside. He says they’re dim.
Tom: I would tell him the first thing I would check is get a different new string of Christmas lights, plug it in to see if they’re not dim. Christmas lights, people hold on to them for a lot of years.
Charlie: Yes, they do.
Tom: A lot of them don’t … aren’t supposed to last that long. And there’s a reason behind it.
Charlie: They’re family heirlooms.
Tom: Yes. So they get bought every year.
Charlie: That’s a good-
Tom: The other thing is it could be a bad Gfi, Gfci, excuse me.
Tom: And you can replace it with a new one. It’s going to be one of those two things. I put $1 on the Christmas lights themselves. But you try them in another socket somewhere.
Charlie: Betting $1 on Christmas lights.
Charlie: That’s like the old-
Tom: It’s about what they should cost.
Charlie: Like the old joke of the ramen delivery 18 wheeler rollover. Got hundreds of dollars in damage.
Charlie: So, all right. You could also just take those lights and plug them into a regular outlet.
Tom: That’s what I … yeah.
Charlie: See if works there.
Tom: I was getting that. See if it works there.
Tom: But if it’s dim in about 10 different outlets-
Tom: Chances are it’s the Christmas lights.