Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Lighting

Posted on/at 7:44 PM by Sparky

Well it is almost time for all the holiday lights and decorations to come out."Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 10,800 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees."Lets not forget about the electricity that powers many of these decorations. As an electrician I have seen way more than my share of accidents waiting to happen from damaged cords, outside receptacles that are not GFCI protected and to many other things to list.

If you don't have a GFCI receptacle to plug into be sure to get something like this..
I found this one on Amazon.
Also Make sure you inspect your lights for damage and be sure not to overload your circuits.

Here is a rough idea on the amp draw.
300 minis = 1 Amp

So for a standard 15 amp circuit that's 3600 bulbs = 80% of the 15 amps.


Drofen said...

Great info, thanks!