And if so, how long did it last before a section of lights went out? Mine lasted 7 hours.
I bought a new artificial tree this year and I decided to go with the pre-lit. I thought long and hard about what to do if the lights didn't work, but the tree comes with extra bulbs and fuses so I thought I'd be ok. And - it's hard to find an unlit one these days.
As you know if you have an artificial tree, the first time you put it up it takes forever to spread out each branch when they're factory-squished. Every year thereafter it takes less and less time to put up the tree since you can never get it to fit back in the box it came in.
It took me almost 3 hours to put the tree up, un-squish the branches, and decorate. 7 hours later, the entire top half of the tree lights were out. I tried changing the fuses, no luck, and there was no way I was going to try every single bulb in the section that was out. I'm not sure I could be certain I'd tried every one anyway, there are so many lights per section.
I had no time to un-decorate it, take it apart, return it to Home Depot, get a new one, spread out more factory-squished branches and redecorate. So I had the Home Depot manager write me a note authorizing me to return the tree after Christmas for a full refund. I'll probably buy a non-pre-lit tree instead but I'd really like another pre-lit one. They look so pretty and I've never gotten the hang of putting up the lights in and around the branches.
Has anyone had a good experience with these?