What do I do if my string lights are too long?
The best way to shorten lights wired in series is to remove an entire series section of lights by cutting lights apart where there are only has two wires, with the lights unplugged. Then, simply cap each of the two cut wires with a wire connector.
Can you cut curtain lights?
The vertical strings of the curtain lights can be cut to the length you want and will not affect the use.
Can you cut LED string lights to make them shorter?
No, you can’t lengthen or shorten standard series-wired incandescent and LED Christmas tree light strings that are made with 2 or 3-wire harnesses. Even if they work at first, they won’t last long.
Should you cover outdoor Christmas light plugs?
If your outdoor receptacle isn’t under a roof or some other protective cover it needs to have a special cover, known as an “in-use” cover, over it. As the name implies, these covers will keep the receptacle and the plug that’s in it dry—even in the rain.