INSIGNIA NS-STRL48FT3 48ft Outdoor String Light

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  • String light
  • Replacement bulbs (2)
  • Replacement fuse
  • Quick Setup Guide


  • Add accent lighting to your patio, garden, balcony, and more (for outdoor use)
  • 15 bulbs (plus 2 spare bulbs) on a 48 ft. (14.6 m) string illuminate any space
  • 2200 K warm white lights make for a relaxing atmosphere
  • Shatterproof LED bulbs withstand severe weather conditions and accidental drops
  • Built-in hanging sockets provide flexible mounting options
  • Supports end-to-end connection of up to 28 strands for added length
  • Commercial-grade and UL rating grants outdoor, year-round use


Attach to a guide wire

  1. Run a guide wire (not included) in the location where you want your string light.
  2. Attach an S hook or temporary tie (not included) through the plastic loop on the end of each light.

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  3. Attach each plastic loop to the guide wire.

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  4. Plug the lights into a grounded outlet.

Attach to a structure

  1. Attach screw hooks (not included) into the structure where you want your string light. The screw hooks should be no less than 10 ft. (3 m) apart.

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  2. Attach the plastic loops on the end of the lights to the screw hooks.

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  3. Plug the lights into a grounded outlet.

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  • Disconnect power at the source prior to replacing a light bulb or fuse. For outdoor string lights, do NOT replace light bulbs/fuse during rain or when wet.
  • Replace light bulbs/fuse only during dry and calm weather conditions.

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    1. Lightly hold the bulb you want to replace in one hand, then twist the bulb counterclockwise.
      Note: The bulb may be tight in the socket. This is normal to prevent moisture from getting into the socket.
    2. Screw the replacement bulb into the socket clockwise until the top of the socket forms a tight seal around the bulb and the bulb makes solid contact with the socket.


Note: You can add up to 28 string light sets.

  1. Unplug the first light string.

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  2. Remove the cap from the female end and insert the power plug on the second string into the power outlet on the first string.

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    Note: Tightly cap the female end when not in use.

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Lights will not turn on.

  • Make sure that all of the connectors are connected correctly and the plug is inserted into a power outlet. LEDs flicker or turn on and off.
  • Make sure that the power cable is not damaged.
  • Make sure that all connections are tight and secure.
  • Make sure that the power is turned on.
  • If one or several bulbs do not light, unplug the string, then gently grasp and tighten the bulbs into the socket. Do not overtighten.
    Plug in the light string.
  • If none of the bulbs light up, check the fuse at end of the cord.
    • A blown fuse indicates an overload or short-circuit situation. If the fuse is blown, unplug the light string from the outlet.
    • Also unplug any additional strings or products attached to the light string.
  • Replace the fuse (follow product marking for proper fuse rating) and check the product. If the replacement fuse blows again, it is possible that a short circuit has occurred and the product needs to be discarded.


  1. Grasp the plug and remove from the receptacle or other outlet device.
    Do not unplug by pulling on the cord.
  2. Open the access cover on top of the plug.
  3. Slide the fuse cover towards the electrical prongs.
  4. Carefully pop out the fuse using a small screwdriver.

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  5. Insert the new fuse (included).
    Note: Only replace with the included fuse or a 5A 125V fuse.
  6. Slide the fuse cover back to the original position.


  • Dimensions (H × W): 8 × 576.4 in. (20.32 × 1460 cm)
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)
  • Input: 120V, 60Hz
  • String length: 48 ft. (14.6 m)
  •  Number of lights: 15 (plus 2 spare bulbs)
  • LED/light life: 15,000 hours
  • Operating temperature range: -4˚ F to 104˚ F (-20˚ C to 40˚ C)
  •  Maximum supported wattage: 432W
  • Color temperature: 2200 k


When using electrical products, basic precautions should always be followed including the following:

  • Do not use these products outdoors unless marked suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
    When products are used in outdoor applications, connect the product to a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting (GFCl) outlet. If one is not provided, contact a qualified electrician for proper installation.
  • Do not mount or place near gas or electric heaters, fireplace, candles or other similar sources of heat.
  • Do not secure the wiring of the product with staples or nails, or place on sharp hooks or nails.
    Install only using the mounting means provided
  • Do not let lamps rest on the supply cord or on any wire.
  • Do not use this product for other than its intended use.
  • Do not hang ornaments or other objects from cord, wire, or light string.
  •  Do not close doors or windows on the product or extension cords as this may damage the wire insulation.
  • Do not cover the product with cloth, paper or any material not part of the product when in use.
  • This product has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) as a feature to reduce the risk of electric shock. This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician.
    Do not use with an extension cord unless plug can be fully inserted. Do not alter or replace the plug.
  • Read and follow all instructions that are on the product or provided with the product


  • The lighting string is rated at 120V, 60Hz, 15 Watts.
  • It is provided with 15 lampholders and 1 Watt, S14 E26 Type LED lamps
    1. To reduce the risk of fire use only type S14 LED lamps, 1 Watt maximum
    2. To reduce the risk of fire do not deliberately reposition either lampholder contact.


  • Add the wattage of each light string together for a total of 432 Watts or less.
  • When connecting multiple sets, protect connection(s) from direct exposure to rain and water.
  • Do not allow connection(s) to become wet.


  • Do not use with extension cord near water or where water may accumulate.
  • Keep lamps at least 16 ft. (4.8m) from pools and spas. Keep plugs and receptacles dry. Do not submerse.
  • Disconnect power at source prior to wiring, replacing light bulbs/fuse, or servicing in any way.
  • The light string kits are supplied with an attached two prong plug that will only fit into a two prong outlet.
  • Do not alter the plug.


This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.


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Documents / Resources

INSIGNIA NS-STRL48FT3 48ft Outdoor String Light [pdf] User Guide
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