Saturday, 1 December 2012
Its that time of year again...
For some of us, Christmas is, first and foremost, an opportunity to wipe the floor with the Joneses when it comes to increasingly festive and dazzling Christmas lights.
There's nothing wrong with a bit of friendly competition, of course.
Never connect more than one set of lights to a single plug.
Where young children are present, Extra Low Voltage (ELV) lighting systems are advisable, the voltage range usually being 6, 12 or 24 volts (it will be listed on the box).
Use a transformer – a device that takes the voltage from the dangerous 230V level down to the much safer 6V, 12V or 24V level. However, only use the transformer supplied by the manufacturer for ELV systems. Do not interchange transformers, which could cause overheating and may create a fire risk.
Always ensure lights have been stored in dry conditions.
Check that the flex is undamaged and all connections are firm.
Make sure the plug is fitted with the right size fuse (usually 3A).
Only replace faulty lamps and fuses with the same voltage range and type – 6V, 12V or 24V etc.
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