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Christmas lights competition

Posted on 29 November 2013 04:13 PM by Carte1j

Feeling festive? We are! We’ve just put up our Christmas tree and it looks great.

To get us even more in the Christmas spirit we’re launching a Christmas lights competition on Facebook and Twitter.

Get involved
Send us a photo of your Christmas lights and decorations for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. To enter simply post your photo on our UK Power Networks Facebook wall or tweet @UKPNnews using the hashtag #UKPNxmaslights.

The competition ends on the 13 December and winners will be announced on the 16 December. Good luck! Terms and conditions apply.

Our top ten tips for a safe Christmas lights switch on:
• Keep ladders clear of power lines
• Position ladders on a stable surface
• Inspect old lights, discarding frayed wires 
• Replace old lights with new low voltage lights
• Check lighting used outdoors is designed for outdoor use
• Use a residual current device to switch off the power in a fault
• Keep water away from wiring when watering Christmas trees
• Avoid overloading plug sockets
• Switch fairy lights off when going out or to bed
• Avoid trailing wires by positioning your tree near a power socket


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