Stay Safe While Decorating: Instead of Sliding Across Shingles, Consider Laser Lights!

The holiday season is a time of cheer, good will, and happiness for all. Millions of people demonstrate that spirit by decorating their homes with a variety of lights, figurines, inflatables, and outdoor displays. But decorating can be dangerous.

Stay Safe While Decorating: Instead of Sliding Across Shingles, Consider Laser Lights!

Holiday Decorating Can Be Dangerous

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a three-year study over the course of three consecutive holiday seasons, “an estimated 17,465 persons were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for holiday decorating-related falls.” Forty percent of those people fell from ladders while hanging light; a large number of others fell from roofs.

A Medical Daily report states that holiday decorating-related injuries have been on the rise every year since 2009, with approximately 250 people going to the hospital each day between the months of November and January due to falls or other injuries sustained while putting up holiday decorations — especially lights. Some have suffered broken necks, broken hips, lacerations, and back strains.

With that being the case, is there a safer way to light up your home for the holidays without losing any of the creativity and beauty that you’re used to? Yes, there is!


Laser Lights — a Safer Alternative to Traditional Christmas Lights

Laser lights are a modern, technically savvy way to add brightness and color to your house during the Christmas season. Laser lights are great for the holidays and easy to install. All you have to do is plug one in, aim it at your house, turn it on, and hundreds of tiny, multi-colored lights will play across the surface of your home. You can even set them up inside to add festive lighting to holiday parties.

Laser lights are much safer, faster, and easier to install than traditional Christmas lights. You no longer have to spend hours untangling last year’s collection of lights while hoping the electrical wiring is still intact. Kids love the magical quality of laser lights, and your home is sure to stand out in your neighborhood.

Their best quality, of course, is safety. You don’t need ladders to install laser lights. You don’t have to get up on the roof or in the branches of trees. You won’t risk sliding across shingles trying to keep your balance. Nor will you have to mess with electrical wiring, minimizing fire hazards and the risk of electrocution. Every laser light comes with a sturdy stake that tethers it into the ground. You can literally install one in just a few minutes.


Cost and Safety of Laser Lights

What about cost? Laser lights score well in that department too. Typically, laser lights run at about $20 to $50. High-end apparatus can land at about $90.

General safety rules still apply — even when handling laser lights. Make sure no other ornaments or decorations are near the laser lights, particularly the electrical cord that comes with the laser light. Be sure to inspect the electrical cord of your laser light periodically for damage, kinks, and exposure of inner wiring, as these can easily become fire hazards. It’s a good idea to have someone help you set up your laser lights — not just for safety, but for the joy that comes from working together in this celebratory time of the year.

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