Here at Roby Services, we love decorating for Christmas. It doesn’t really feel like the holidays until you get the tree up, put on all the ornaments, and of course, start hanging the lights. However, take it from our experienced Charlotte electricians, not all lights are created equal. Keep reading to learn what the best kind of Christmas lights to use are, and check out our blog for more holiday decorating tips.
LED Christmas Lights
Any experienced electrical pro will tell you that LED lights are a safer, more energy-efficient way to decorate your property that traditional Christmas lights. They last a long time, and best of all, you can leave them on for hours without significantly increasing your energy bill. While we understand you may be partial to those old holiday lights you grew up with, consider switching to modern, LED Christmas lights this year—we promise, your home or business will look better than ever!
UL Safety Certification
When you see Christmas lights that are UL safety-certified, it means they have been signed off on by Underwriters Laboratories. This stamp of approval from the independent product safety organization means that your lights are manufactured up to all relevant safety regulations. In many ways, UL-approved lights have become the industry standard, so for the well-being of your family and your property, you should try to buy them whenever possible.
Water-Resistant Outdoor Lighting
A lot of people assume that it’s okay to use the same type of Christmas lights outside that you use indoors. However, indoor and outdoor lights are actually made with very specific intentions. While North Carolina is not known for snow, you should still try to buy water-resistant outdoor lights, if you want to ensure your Christmas display lasts for the whole season. You will also want to purchase lights compatible with your ground-fault circuit interrupter or GFCI outlet, which is designed to handle outdoor lighting.
Call Roby Services for Lighting Experts in North Carolina
At Roby Services, we are proud to provide professional lighting installation and repair in Charlotte and across Mecklenburg County. Feel free to call us for more safety tips and tricks this holiday season, and remember, if you are looking for assistance with everything from switches and outlets to wiring and rewiring, our licensed electricians are always here for you.