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NV Energy Offers Top 10 Holiday Lighting Tips

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During this holiday season, NV Energy recommends the following holiday conservation and safety tips.  By following the recommendations outlined below, energy consumers will be able to make safer and more cost-effective decisions with holiday lighting.

Top Ten Holiday Lighting Tips

  1. Switch to safe, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights whenever possible.
  2. Use a timer to reliably turn off lights during daylight hours and other specified times.
  3. Don't overload your electric circuits.  Check fuses or circuit breaker panels to see what your home can handle, and stay well within the limits.
  4. Adhere to manufacturer's designations and locations of use (indoor vs. outdoor).
  5. Outdoor lighting should have insulated electrical cords and be plugged into a ground fault interrupter-protected receptacle only.
  6. Don't run extension cords under rugs, around furniture legs, or across doorways.
  7. Keep all plugs and connectors off the ground, away from puddles and sprinklers.
  8. Avoid stringing more than three sets of lights together and plugging into a single outlet.
  9. Make sure there's a bulb in each socket of a light string even if it is burned out.
  10. Keep your natural tree well-watered to prevent bulbs from igniting dry branches. Never use electrical decorations on metal trees. 

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