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Holiday Decorating 2012: Tips For Hanging Holiday Outdoor Lights From The Experts At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Don't Be Afraid to "SHINE ON" This Holiday Season
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 15, 2012 05:20 AM
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is fast approaching and you decide today is perfect for hanging holiday lights. Out you go, ladder set and lights in hand, you climb the roof, string the lights, and flip the switch. What? No lights? With a little pre-planning and helpful advice from the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (www.outdoorlights.com), what starts as a festive holiday activity should end as a festive holiday activity.
Consider this, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries from falls, cuts and shocks – all related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. Thinking about lining the walkway with candles to stay safe? Think again, as the CPSC warns that candles start about 11,600 fires annually resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million in property loss.
"Putting up holiday outdoor lights is a terrific way to enhance your home and add to the festivities of the season," said Rich Young of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, one the nation's largest providers of outdoor lighting. "We always recommend to take time to plan and create something that will you enjoy. Don't be afraid to do something different than what your neighbors are doing, as long it's in good taste and in the spirit of the season."
The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives experts, with experience in professionally hanging more than 4 million holiday lights along with garland, link lights and lighted wreaths for more than 5,000 homes across the nation annually, recommend the following to help transform an outdoor area into a holiday wonderland as safely and efficiently as possible. In short, SHINE ON:
Generally, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives holiday lights designers advise that less is more. Use an elegant and simple holiday lighting scheme and don't go to extremes. Using too many colors or fixtures can look overbearing and take away from what you are trying to accomplish.
For more information about Outdoor Living Perspectives and to find a location near you, visit: www.outdoorlights.com.
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