Tuesday, 24th April 2018
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Top tips to help your festive display dazzle in the safest and most energy efficient way

Irish lighting experts Solus have some top tips to help your festive display dazzle in the safest and most energy efficient way.

Safety first: A&E departments are filled with homeowners who lose fights with their Christmas lights and fall off ladders or suffer electric shocks. To avoid the Christmas black and blues, never hang lights solo; instead, work with a partner who holds the ladder. Also, avoid climbing on roofs after rain or snow.

Use LED Christmas Lights: These consume 90% less electricity compared to old Christmas lights and incandescent bulbs. Don"t turn on the Christmas lights during the day, it is a waste of energy and electricity and no one can really enjoy looking at the lights during the day. Use timers to automatically switch the lights on and off.

Tree lights on - room lights off: When the tree is lit, there is no need to have other lights on. Save energy & enhance the festive atmosphere.

Try the new battery operated lights: These are becoming very popular and are on a timer so automatically switch off with no messy wires and leads. They are particularly good for outdoors

Don"t overload: Never overload an extension lead by plugging in appliances that together will exceed the maximum current rating stated for the extension lead. This could cause the plug in the wall socket to overheat and possibly cause a fire.

Never leave lights turned on unattended: Always turn off the lights before you leave the house and when going to bed.

Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years and now supports 63 jobs in Ireland.

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