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Elf and Safety Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

900K 9K +999 AN ELF& SAFETY GUIDE TO n OUT DOOR n 8+ CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 99 Su Embed "TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOL CAREFUL! AROUND 350 PEOPLE VISIT A&E EACH YEAR DUE TO ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS'. SO, TO MAKE SURE YOUR FESTIVE CHEER DOESN'T TURN INTO FESTIVE TEARS, WE'VE PUT TOGETHER THIS GUIDE ON HOW TO PUT UP YOUR OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WITHOUT ANY MERRY MISHAPS. ON STILL GLOWING STRONG? BUY THE RIGHT LIGHT If your Christmas lights have been gathering dust in the loft all year, they might be worn or damaged. So it's a bright idea to give them the once over before you put them up. If you do need to replace your lights with new ones, there are a few things you need to consider first, from safety standards to outdoor suitability. I Buyers' guide to outdoor Christmas lighting I Top tips for Christmas lights Christmas light safety standards What to check when Christmas lights go out How to replace a bulb on a string of lights How to fix a string of Christmas lights LEDS ARE A WISE CHOICE DECK THE WALLS You want your Christmas lights to burn bright, not burn the house down! Because LEDS are cooler, they won't overheat and catch fire like traditional lights can. Once you've got your lights sorted it's time to put them up, which is an accident waiting to happen. Here's how you can avoid being highly strung. The benefits of using LED lights at Christmas 7 LED Christmas Lights vs. Traditional Christmas Lights How to use ladders safely How to hang Christmas lights on a two-storey building I A contractor's secrets to hanging holiday decor 7 The essential tool kit guide for Christmas Your guide to LED Christmas lights ZZz MORE DAZZLE, LESS FRAZZLE LOOKING AFTER YOUR LIGHTS We all like to outshine our neighbours when it comes to our Christmas light display. Just be careful not to overload your circuit. Once your lights are up and working you can relax, right? Wrong! There are still a few precautions you need to take: Prevent electrical overload How to stay safe at Christmas with your Christmas lights Christmas lights safety How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet? 7 13 expert tips for dazzling Christmas lights As tempting as it might be to leave your lights up till next year, there comes a time when- you have to take them all down again. When to take down your Christmas decorations 7 8 ways taking down the Christmas decorations will ruin your day 7 5 ways to store Christmas lights to avoid detangling next year WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN We hope that this quide will help you to avoid any Christmas catastrophes. We wish you a very merry (and safe) festive season. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Simple ighting 1Source: Home Accident Surveillance System, 2002 .......... •......... ......*.....**..* ................ ............... ••••..•••.……..

Elf and Safety Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

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