NV Energy's top six holiday lighting tips

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NV Energy recommends the following holiday lighting tips to help customers save energy and decorate safely this season.

  1. Switch to safe, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights whenever possible. Technology has come a long way and you can’t tell the difference between older bulbs and LED bulbs. LEDs also use 90 percent less energy, are cooler and last longer than non-LED lighting.
  2. Use a timer to turn off lights during daylight hours and other specified times.
  3. Don’t overload your electric circuits. Check fuses or circuit breaker panels to see what your home can handle, and stay well within the limits.
  4. Don’t run extension cords under rugs, around furniture legs, or across doorways.
  5. Outdoor lighting should have insulated electrical cords and be plugged into a ground fault interrupter-protected receptacle only.
  6. Never use electrical decorations on metal trees.

For more information about holiday tips, visit nvenergy.com

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