Tips to keep your home safe while adorned with holiday lights

Hawaii News Digest, 02 December 2017, 0455 UTC, Post #16063.


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The Hawaiian Electric Company has offered a series of safety tips to keep your home safe during the holiday season.  Of particular concern is the use of outdoor and indoor Christmas lights which can present a fire and safety danger if they are not installed properly.

Some of the safety suggestions include:

Use only safety inspected lights from a certified lab such as UL, ETL, and CSA.

Keep lights, ladders, and support structures at least 10 feet away from power lines.

Turn off all lights and displays before you go to bed or leave your home.

Check all light strings for defective or frayed wires.  Bad wiring can lead to fires.

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