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Top 10 Holiday Lighting Tips


1. Switch to safe, long- lasting, – efficient LED ( light emitting diode ) holiday lights whenever possible. Use a timer to reliably turn off lights during daylight hours and other specified times. 

2. Don’t overload your electric circuits.

An extension lead/multiplug.

An extension lead/multiplug. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Check fuses or circuit breaker panel to see what your home can handle, and stay well within the limits.

4. Adhere to manufacture’s destinations to use (indoor vs outdoor). Outdoor lighting should have insulated electrical cords and be plugged into ground fault interrupter-protected receptacle only.

5. Don’t run extension cords under rugs, around furniture legs, or around furniture legs, or across doorways.

6. Keep all plugs and connectors off the ground, away from puddles and sprinklers.

7. Avoid stringing more than three sets of lights together and plugging into a single outlet.

8. Make sure there’s a bulb in each socket of a light string even if in burned out.

9. Keep your natural trees well- watered to prevent bulbs from igniting dry branches.

10. Never use electrical decorations on metal trees.

 

The Season for Sharing


switchable multiple socket, power strip

Image via Wikipedia

This holiday Let’s keep safety a top priority, Please remember to check

each set of lights for broken or cracked sockets  bare wire, excessive kink or wear.

Do not leave holiday lights on unattended.

Green Energy Saving Tip:

No one likes to pay for something that they don’t use.

TVs, DVD, VCRs players, computers / printers, and other gadgets still draw a small amount of electricity as long as they’re plugged in.

Did you know?

Up to 10 percent  of your annual energy bill could be consumed while the electric devices are turned off Start unplugging  those electronics appliances from the wall outlets when not in use a power strip  and switching it off when not in use.

Happy Holiday ~  Green Season

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