How to Stay Safe With Christmas Lights

How to Stay Safe With Christmas Lights

It’s such a joy to see a house all lit up for Christmas. All the twinkling and glimmering lights generate a festive mood for homeowners and passersby alike. While these sparkling decorations are a wonder to behold, they can also lead to disaster in a number of different ways. To ensure your holiday doesn’t end with a trip to the emergency room, take a look at some simple safety tips below.

Inside Edition discusses tips for a safe holiday:

This year has been stressful enough. Let’s look at more tips to ensure a safe holiday.

  • Electrocution: Avoid this by using wooden or fiberglass ladders and watching for broken bulbs or bare wires.
  • Outdoor lights: Use lights that have the UL seal, are made to go outdoors and labeled waterproof.
  • Extension cords: Use only those rated for outdoor use and keep them off the ground to avoid water and snow.
  • Long-term use: Don’t leave them hanging year after year. Check to see the length of time they may be left up.
  • Doors and windows: Avoid running extension cords through windows or doors, which can lead to damage and potential electrical shock.

Christmas should be shared with friends and family in a loving manner, not in a hospital room. Do your best to enjoy the season by decorating safely.

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