I fixed it!! Although I don't know exactly how :)I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what might have been wrong, how it might have happened, and a last safety question.I used the multimeter and detected voltage at the socket on an earlier lamp, so I moved to the first broken one and, unsurprisingly, didn't detect any there. So I untaped and pulled apart the pinch connector at that light, stuck the meter in the holes the pinch connector had made and, surprisingly, got a reading!I thought it was weird that I would get voltage on the line there but yet all the following ones weren't... Wait a minute, now they're all on! I then plugged the pinch connector back in and now they're all on. So something about the way that connector was plugged in was shorting out the remainder of the line.Next, I did do one thing recently that was different then ever before and I'm wondering if its related. That is, I used my new (first) leaf blower. I had used it once before actually but only for 5 to 10 minutes. Last weekend I used it for a while to clear the whole front lawn. Is there any chance that amount of power could have harmed the bulbs? The evidence against it is that it's actually a different set of outlets, which is on a different switch inside the house, on a different bank of switches in different rooms. So they may not even be on the same breaker.Is it worth connection the bulbs/timer to an outdoor surge protector? Or is this highly unlikely?Lastly, the bulb I pulled out when I went to pick up new ones definitely said 18W, so that's what I bought to replace it. Many of the others were rubbed out/faded, and they're all gone now anyway. However, looking at it today I noticed that the timer box says its rated for 120W, but I now have 9 18W buls or 160W on it. Is this a danger? Or just less than optimal? If its just un-optimal I'll probably leave it be because it looks fine to me. But if its a safety issue or I risk damaging the system, I'll obviously go get lower wattage ones.
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