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Lighting up the holidays safely


Festive lights are a holiday tradition for many families. FPL wants you to have a safe and happy holiday season, so we urge you to take care when hanging and using them around the house. When decorating your home this year, FPL reminds you:

•    Always check for overhead power lines and stay far away from them when decorating outdoors, especially when using ladders or working on a rooftop. Look up, look out!
•    Don’t use damaged lights or cords – replace them! Discard any lights with broken sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections.
•    If buying new lights, consider LED lights. They use a fraction of the electricity of standard incandescent lights and last much longer!
•    Only use indoor lights inside and only use outdoor lights outside, following manufacturer recommendations.
•    Don’t connect more than three light sets to one extension cord or outlet.
•    Keep cords away from furniture and heavy foot traffic.
•    Turn off lights when you leave home or go to bed.

Festive lights are a wonderful way to brighten our homes and neighborhoods during the holidays, as long as we’re careful when hanging and using them. Visit FPL.com/safety for more safety tips.

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  1. william knerr

    read your informative answer to the refrigerator in the garage. On the same subject: What about a small freezer in a non-air conditioned garage?...and...does the freezer run on 110 or 220?

  2. Paul Lappetito

    Why dosen't FPL make it's new billing plan a level plan so your customers can use an automated bill pay plan. If you are concerned about your estimate of usage you could bill a little higher and adjust in the final month.