Safety is of the utmost importance to us at Festive Lights no matter how charming, attractive or inviting a room full of lights can be. We urge our customers to make safety paramount and have therefore put together some information below which will hopefully help with this.
Please take the time to read the instructions and safety tips on the information leaflet provided inside every product you receive from us. As most of the safety rules and advice are standard we have listed a sample of this leaflet below.
· Before switching on any electrical product ensure that the transformer/plug are intact and the wires are not cut or damaged.
· When installing any electrical product ensure there is no water in the location of the power supply.
· Do not illuminate the set whilst it is in its packaging.
· Do not connect two sets of lights together by cutting or wiring the sets together.
· If the light set is supplied with a transformer, ensure this is the power supply used with the item purchased.
· Disconnect the light set from the mains when not in use.
· Do not allow children to play with or near the light set.
· When putting lights up please use ladders in a responsible manner and ensure they are stable.
When using lights outside there is another concern that everyone should take into consideration, adverse weather conditions. With solar lights, for example, the weather is not too much of a concern as long as the lights are securely positioned then the only real issue is that they may not receive much charge. However, if the light is going to be mains powered then there are a number of factors to consider, where are you going to plug it in, how long is the lead cable, if you need an extension how this will be kept dry, etc. Below we have put together a number of points below to hopefully answer any queries that may have arisen during the purchasing process.
Now before going any further it is worth saying that the absolute best (and safest) way of powering outdoor lights is by using a waterproof outdoor plug socket. If you do not have one or cannot get one then the questions should be what are you using the lights for? Is it a one off event or are they going to be ‘permanently’ installed? If they are going to be a permanent feature then we have a product called the Dribox that allows you to store your connection safely and dryly whilst left outside.
Within the product details section of each of our products you will see information regarding the lead cable length as well as the dimensions of the product itself. We cannot stress enough how important it is to check where you will be installing the light before purchasing.