Safety Tips for Hanging Strobe Christmas Lights
The Christmas Light Emporium offers a range of pro-quality LED and incandescent lights, decorations, and installation accessories. We have extensive experience designing and installing large-scale commercial displays and animated light shows, so we understand the importance of using high-quality materials from the start.
One of the most effective lights for large-scale Christmas displays are strobe lights, and in today's blog post, we're sharing a few safety tips for hanging this type of holiday light. Continue reading to learn more, and shop our Christmas light store strobe lights today!
Don't Use Nails
When hanging holiday lights, it's important to use the right materials and tools for the job. Using nails can cause damage to your outdoor surfaces, such as siding or shingles, and also poses a risk of electric shock if you accidentally hit a power line. There are plenty of installation accessories made specifically for hanging lights safely — shop now!
Use the Right Extension Cords
The extension cords you're using should be rated for the environment you're handing your lights in. For example, indoor holiday light displays should be connected to extension cords that are UL-rated for indoor use, while outdoor holiday lights should be connected to cords rated for outdoor use.
Follow Ladder Safety
Using a ladder when hanging holiday lights is a must in order to reach higher areas of your home, but it's important to always follow proper safety guidelines. Start by ensuring that the bottom of your ladder is on level ground, and always have a spotter nearby to help you avoid accidents.
Don't Go Up in Bad Weather
Finally, it's important to never attempt to hang holiday lights in bad weather. High winds can cause your ladder or lights to become unstable, so it's best to wait for a clear, calm day in order to complete your holiday lighting project safely. It should also go without saying that a snowy or icy day isn't the best day to hang your Christmas strobe lights!
At The Christmas Light Emporium, we're committed to helping you create the perfect holiday light display and keeping you safe while doing so. Shop our selection of holiday strobe lights today!