• Use extra-low-voltage (12V or 24V) decorative lights, especially outdoors, on fences, metal work, roofs or downpipes. These should be supplied with an approved power supply unit (transformer).
  • Do not alter or modify any lighting equipment.
  • Lights used outdoors should be specifically designed for this purpose.
  • Ensure all lights, extension leads and power boards are suitable for the intended use.
  • Ensure your safety switch is working.
  • Ensure the pins of the supply plug are insulated for electrical equipment purchased after 2006.
  • When installing decorative lighting and replacing lamps, ensure the power is turned off and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Avoid placing temporary decorative lighting above or around your pool.
  • Protect the decorative lighting and any electrical leads from damage.
  • Avoid passing electrical leads through doorways and windows.
  • Keep electrical leads clear of walkways and driveways.
  • Keep decorative lighting out of the reach of young children (e.g. Christmas tree lights).
  • Secure outdoor lights to avoid breakage in wind or storms.
  • Always turn off outdoor decorative lighting in rainy or stormy weather.
  • Always turn off decorative lighting before going to bed (e.g. Christmas tree lights).
  • Flood lights, halogen lights and other high powered lights can become very hot. Keep them out of reach and away from anything that might catch fire.