1Before you hang it, inspect it

Carefully inspect all electrical decorations before you use them. Cracked or damaged sockets and/or loose or exposed wires can cause serious shock or start a fire.

2Decorate that tree with LEDs

Consider purchasing LED lights, which use less energy and run cooler than traditional incandescent lights.

3Leave the bending to yoga

Never mount or support light strings in a way that might damage the cord’s insulation.

4Pinch pennies, not cords

Make sure that cords are not pinched in doors, windows or under heavy furniture, which could damage the cord’s insulation.

5Unplug before you unscrew

Always unplug electrical decorations before replacing bulbs or fuses.

6Dream in the dark

Turn off all indoor and outdoor electrical decorations before leaving home or going to sleep.