How to Keep Your Pre-lit Tree Shining Bright

In today’s day and age, it’s almost a given that an artifical Christmas tree should come pre-lit. While a pre-lit tree certainly saves time and money as opposed to lighting one on your own, it can be a bit of a hassle when a strand of lights goes out. Modern Display is committed to providing trees with high-quality, long-lasting lighting, which is why many of our trees are lit with LED bulbs or Smart/stay-lit incandescent lighting. We also want to make sure that we educate our customers so that they are able to properly maintain their tree lighting and even make small repairs if necessary. That’s why we’ve created this Helpful Hints page, a document dedicated to helping you, our customer, keep your tree shining brightly for years to come.

Each of our 2017 models comes with either LED or Stay-lit incandescent lighting designed to last longer and stay lit even when a bulb goes out. However, we know that a lot of customers have trees with traditional incandescent lighting that often needs some work.

This page will give you direction for dealing with a variety of light issues, including cascade burnouts and shunt failures, and also talks about why a surge protector is so essential to successful Christmas lights.

Here’s an excerpt:”Should a light set fail to light, the following “Helpful Hints” will help you easily locate and repair the problem. Remember, you can always bring your tree into us and we will be happy to take a look at it and diagnose the problem. Most individual light set failures are caused by a bulb not seated properly in its socket or by shunt failure. If an entire light set was working and now it is not, chances are the cause of the problem is a shunt failure.”

If you have questions about the lights on your pre-lit tree that aren’t answered here, we’d be more than happy to look at your tree in store or answer your questions over the phone at 801-355-7424. Our lighting experts are standing by daily, ready to diagnose your tree lighting problems, and can fix some glitches on the spot.