READER'S ROCK LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE VOL 2 ISSUE 4 NOVEMBER 2014 VOL 2 ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2014 - Page 36

(Family Features) While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and timeconsuming to repair during the busy holiday season. The LightKeeper "Pros" have developed tips to keep holiday lights and spirits bright, and keep everyone safe, too. · Measure: To estimate the number of lights needed for your tree, plan on an average of 100 lights per every foot of tree height. · LED vs. incandescent: LED lights are more expensive than incandescent, but last longer. Due to their low voltage, more sets of LEDs can be strung together end-to-end than traditional sets. Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL). · Inspect: Before stringing lights check for broken