Decorating and Crafts with Battery Operated Lights
Battery Lights Frequently Asked Questions
Can you run battery lights in series?
No, while you can certainly run the lights in a row visually, you can't connect them on to another. They have stand-along battery packs with no jacks to allow you to do that.
My battery light strand is wonky. A few of the lights are dim. What is the problem?
This issue is 99.999% your batteries. If you grab a pair or trio of batteries out of a kitchen drawer, they are more than likely not as fresh as they could be, ready to power a set of battery lights.
Purchase your batteries from a store where they'll experience good turnover in their stock and test out your strands before the big day. Use only like batteries - don't mix brands and vintages. Test ahead of time so if there is a problem, we can walk you through a solution or get you a replacement set.
Quick note, on the multi color sets, blue and green require more current than the other colors and will fade before the others. Again, if you see this happen, grab a fresh set of batteries.
Also, wait until just before your event begins to turn on all of your battery lights.
Will battery lights work with rechargeable batteries?
There are always advances being made in the world of battery technology but so far, we've seen best results with fresh non-rechargeable batteries.
Do your battery lights flash on and off?
No, sorry, our battery lights are steady-on.
How far apart are the bulbs?
On our incandescent sets, the bulbs are 4 inches apart. Our fairy lights have 3 inch spacing between the drops of lights.
In our LED battery product line, the distance between bulbs varies between 4 and 6 inches apart. Check the specifications for each set that you are interested in to see the spacing and total length of the strand.