Halloween is quickly becoming the most popular holiday for decorating. According to Sparky the fire dog, at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first things to ignite in over 1,000 home fires each year. Autumn and Halloween decorations seem especially vulnerable, due to the tinder-like quality of dried foliage and flowers, combined with the use of candlelight to cast spooky shadows and keep a dark and haunting feel to the holiday. It is for these reasons that Fire Prevention Day is in the month of October (10/9). Luckily, we here at Holiday LEDs have compiled 3 simple safety tips that will not only leave your house frighteningly festive, but most importantly safe from any decoration disaster.
Illuminate Your Pathways With Rope Lights
When decorating for Halloween this year, be mindful of the young and excited children you’ll be inviting to your door for trick-or-treating. Illuminating your pathways is great way to guide the kids to your door, without traipsing over your yard décor, and many stores now carry cute paper bags with tea-light candles for this specific purpose. This option is cheap, but dangerous. Many children’s costumes can be complicated, and have fabric that blows or trails off their costume, which can easily ignite. Instead, why not try lining your walkways with festively colored LED rope lights? These thin lights are protected from weather and even the occasional stomp from a kiddo in an Avengers mask, while also providing ample illumination for anyone walking along your pathways. Be sure that whatever method you choose, you leave a wide enough path for kids to stomp through without tripping over themselves, and be sure that there aren’t any obstacles in their way like uneven bricks or even pieces of Halloween décor because those little devils (and angels) are likely going to be focused on everything but where they are walking.
Light Up Jack-O-Lanterns With Battery Operated Lights
Nothing says Halloween more than a glowing display of Jack-O-Lanterns. Filling them with candles, and then inviting multiple kids hopped up on school party cupcakes and pure adrenalin, on your porch at the same time is a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, there are now lots of options to illuminate your pumpkins, without having to resort to open flames. Battery-powered candles can be found almost anywhere. Flashlights are a quick and easy fix too (if you can get them to fit inside), or you can go the much safer and less complicated LED route. Battery Operated LEDs work great, and do not require you to run extension cords, which can be a tripping hazard. Red twinkle lights look great in your Christmas display, and can signal gory delight on October 31st. Use the green LED lights from your holiday display, to case a wicked green glow on your porch. And if you use LEDs, you can leave your display going late into the night, without wasting energy or worrying about a fire hazard.
Using LED Lights
With Halloween decorating almost being taken over by LED lighting, LED bulbs and strings are quickly becoming the cheapest, safest, and overall best option for decorating for the season. Not only do they provide peace of mind regarding fire hazards and high electrical costs, they also look better and brighter than almost any other option on the market today. LEDs have a higher lumen score than most traditional lights and incandescents, meaning that they can give off more light than any of your other decorations, all while saving you time and money. So the next time you are out shopping at your favorite Halloween decoration and costume store, you may want to ask where they keep all their LED decorations. Or check out our Halloween LEDs – Available in Halloween Colors like Witches Purple, Pumpkin Orange, and Frankenstein Lime, and strung on black wire – they match any Halloween theme and eliminate visible wiring.
Light up your Halloween haunted house, party, or yard with spooky, safe, and entertaining Halloween lights from HolidayLEDs.com. No matter your event, decorating for Halloween with energy-efficient long-lasting LED lights, has never been easier (or safer)!
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