My Holiday Lights Continue to Trip The Breaker. What Should I do?

Most exterior receptacles are on a shared circuit and can only handle a certain load. The quantity of holiday lights and overall load on this particular circuit is most likely causing the breaker to trip. Try reducing the number of lights to avoid an excess load. An additional dedicated circuit to one or more of your existing exterior receptacles or adding an additional receptacle on a dedicated circuit is a viable solution to accommodate a greater amount of lighting/loads.

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