Exterior lighting dos and don'ts

11 tips to optimize safety, savings

We all love those great holiday decorations that brighten our homes and neighborhoods. And while exterior lighting is safe and easy to work with, you still need to follow a few common-sense safety precautions.

Watch those ladders: All step ladders and extension ladders have weight ratings and maximum height ratings, so don’t exceed either. Set them up on solid ground, and don’t overreach. When working on wet, icy or frozen ground, be extra cautious about where and how you set up your ladders.