Safe Lighting Tips You Need To Follow This Season

by Technilux Lighting Technology Business Manager

December is the month of celebration in Australia. People always like to decorate their home whether it is Halloween or Thanksgiving Day or Christmas. For many people, holiday season starts from the Halloween, while others wait until the Thanksgiving Day. But all of them are eagerly waiting for December as Christmas is the most favorite festival amongst all. People have different choice for decoration material, but the decoration is incomplete without lights. To hang the Christmas lights in all house or retail shop or commercial building or even on street is a very time-consuming task and dangerous also, if you don’t do it with cautions.


Technilux Lighting Solutions provider in Australia, shares some safety tips on how you can properly install and maintain your Christmas lights. As we studied some papers and articles on death and property damage due to electrical fires while fitting lights at the time of Christmas, we want you to have healthy and safe holiday season.

Christmas Lighting Safety Tips

Replace Old/Damaged Lights

Inspect the condition of last year’s Christmas lights before plug-in. Minutely check, if there is any crack or wires are poking through the insulation or not. It is little tedious work, but it will save you or your family member from the electrical shock whenever you switch on the light.

Switch To LED Lights

If you are planning to buy lights for this year, then go for LED lighting with epoxy lenses. In comparison of traditional lights, LED are very cool to the touch and of course less electricity is consumed. Traditional lights are overheated early, but LED lights could prevent from catching fire on your Christmas tree. Most remarkable is LED light fixtures will cut your electricity bill.

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Artificial Trees

Instead of buying real Christmas tree, go for artificial tree. Before buying an artificial tree, read instructions that is it certified as heat resistant of not. Moreover, you don’t need to buy every year. It will keep your healthy.

Use Indoor & Outdoor Lights

Before purchasing lights, read it’s usage also. Some lights are only made for indoor usage, some are made for outdoor usage or some made for both type of usage. Don’t use indoor lights for outside decoration as these lights aren’t insulated to work with outdoor moisture. If indoor lights are in direct contact of water, snow or any other outdoor element, they could be hazardous for you at the time of festival.

Use Ladders

Use ladders safely to hang Christmas lights as falls are highest injury during this holiday season. It is better to use ladder, if someone of your family member or friend is available there to help you. If no one is there to help you with, have a spotter with you to hold the ladder for stability. As prevention, while hanging Christmas light off the rood, never extend your body further than parallel with the ladder. As a safe side, use wooden or fiberglass ladder while working with Christmas lights.

Christmas Light Clips

Don’t use nails or screws to hang outdoor lighting on your roof. As these screws or nails can puncture wires and may shock the person who is installing it. Instead of it, you can easily find light clips from hardware store to hand lights on the roof. Light clips are safer and cause less damage to your roof.


From the above tips, you get the idea that LED lights could be easy to maintain & save your energy bill, eliminate the chance of fire and how to get prevention from electric shock. Have a happy and safe Christmas to you and your family.

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