We already learned the science and history of why people love holiday lights, and if you're putting lights up this year, let's make sure you do it safely. Don't forget you can also win $500 cash by setting up lights.

For the most part, the holiday decoration setup is simple and safe, but there are a few safety tips to remember.

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Safety Tips 

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Here are some quick tips to stay safe while celebrating the holiday season.

Pay attention to indoor vs outdoor lights

Holding Christmas Light

Remember to use lights that are labeled indoor for your indoor lights and ones labeled outdoors for your outdoor lights. Those labels are on there for your safety.

Keep an eye out for broken bulbs


Sometimes we forget that a missing, or broken bulb can lead to shocks, fires, or nasty cuts.

Always use the right cord

Old battered box with electrical cords

Yes, there are indoor and outdoor extension cords. They are also labeled.

Avoid tripping hazards

Man attacked by Christmas lights

Old battered cardboard box with electrical cords and connectors for electronic devices on a wooden background with copy space viewed from above.

Don't overload your outlet

Overcrowded power board

Over plugging an outlet is very dangerous, keeping an eye on how much you're putting on an outlet is always important.

Have a great holiday season, and keep spreading that holiday cheer here in the Quad Cities. Make sure to stay safe, while these reminders are simple, they are usually overlooked. Remember these safety tips while decorating this year.

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