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3 Lighting Tips For Holiday Home Safety

Electrical Companies Calgary, lighting installation
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  • December 10, 2018

Are you gearing up to decorate your home for the holiday season? Protect your loved ones and keep them safe by following these simple lighting tips from our Calgary electrical company.


Whether you’re putting up a tree or an elaborate lighting installation, decorating your home for the Christmas holidays is an exciting activity that gets the entire family in the festive mood! However, doing this incorrectly can have many undesirable consequences, such as:

  • Higher utility bills
  • Increased risk of home fires
  • Higher risk of other electrical hazards
  • Risk of injury or accidents to your family

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Top 3 Lighting Tips For Holiday Home Safety

It’s the season of love, good cheer, and festive gatherings, complete with decorations, lighting, Christmas trees, and more! While all of these things can help set a festive and exciting tone in your home, they also pose hidden dangers.

To keep your home and loved ones safe, here are some lighting tips you MUST follow this holiday season:

1. Choose Your Lighting Carefully

While all those twinkling lights can help create a bright, warm, and festive atmosphere in your home, they can also start fires. Whether you’re stringing up lights for the tree or other areas of the home, make sure you:

  • Choose strands of light that are flame-resistant.
  • Inspect your older lights and replace them if the wires are frayed, or the sockets are cracked.
  • Look for a certification mark to make sure the product you’re buying complies with safety standards.
  • NEVER overload extension cords.
  • Keep decorations and other flammable materials away from lit candles.
  • Never use electric lights on a metallic tree (a single touch can cause electrocution)
  • Keep your children away from light strings or decorations that use electricity

In addition, to make sure your home is always kept safe, remember to turn off the lights when you’re leaving your home or going to bed.

 

2. Pick the Right Tree

If you’re buying an artificial tree, make sure to look for the ‘fire resistant’ label. If you’re going for a live tree, make sure that the green needles don’t break so easily when bent. In addition, make sure the tree is watered and keep it away from the main exits of your home.

Bonus Tip: Set your tree up away from heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators, or portable heaters. Heat sources too close to a Christmas tree causes roughly one in every six-holiday tree fires.

 

3. Don’t Use Old Decorations

Older Christmas ornaments tend to have been painted with lead paint. If you have some of these, don’t display them, especially if you have children. Only use non-flammable or fire-resistant ornaments.

In addition: If you have children in the home, make sure your ornaments are unbreakable and free of sharp edges. Also, hang ornaments with moving parts out of your little one’s reach.

 

Holiday Lighting Installation For Commercial Settings

There is no time of year when your commercial lighting and signage is more important than Christmas! Unique signage and lighting installation is key to attracting potential customers and increasing your holiday sales.

At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we can help you stay ahead of the competition this festive season with a number of services, including:

 

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To find out more about how our team can quickly and safely perform holiday lighting installations in your home and business, contact our Calgary electrical company at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.


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