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Halloween Lights Add Safety

Updated on June 7, 2015

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Halloween Safety Starts with Lights

Many of us are visited by small children on Halloween. In my neighborhood it can be as many as one hundred. I am located on the first street with houses adjacent to several blocks of apartments, and trick or treat is not well suited for apartments, so the children end up walking to my street. This is great. We enjoy Halloween.

Unfortunately, children get excited and run. If it is too dark outside they can trip ovcer the smallest of things. So, it is important to have a well lit celebration.

every year new lights appear, so there re those that are going to really make your yard or party look unique. Just search for them.

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Lights Lining Walks

People place bags, or pumpkins, along walks with lights within. Some use candles, others use light bulbs. In either case care must be taken not to have a fire. Remember, some children have flowing parts of their costumes, and this can become a hazard. And, even light bulbs can get hot enough to ignite paper or melt plastic, especially when the heat is contained.

Light Up Pumpkin Stake - Halloween Yard Prop - One Size

Add where more light is needed.

Pumpkin Battery Lights

Spider Tea CandleSet

LEDs Work Best

LEDs are cool, and should be the safer option. They use very little electricity, so heating is not really a problem. However, if they are used to light other objects, perhaps several at a time in a pumpkin, the wire can become a tripping hazard. Make certain all electrical cords are out of the way and offer as little danger as possible.

And, LEDs use very little energy, making them environmentally good choices.

Lighting the House

One or several scary items placed on the front of the house add to the atmosphere, and also add to the lighting of any areas that might be too dark otherwise. Getting light to the walk, and lawn since children will stray, does not have to ruin your Halloween decorations.

Have a Party

Get extra usage out of your Halloween decorations by having a party. You and your guests can enjoy the same decorations. As guests come to the party, greet them with your outdoor display, which will also be the last thing they see as they drive away. His will provide a great first impression, and a lasting image. Have the party that others will rave about with well chosen lights.

Do you agree safety is the first concern on Halloween?

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    • FallenAngel 483 profile image

      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      I agree safety first always and it is good to know you can make your road safer and look nicer at the same time. You chose some really nice products, nice lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I absolutely agree with the sentiment of safety being my first concern on Halloween. It's nice to see how lighting options have improved from when I was young and trick-or-treating.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I agree safety should come first with everyone. Thanks for high-lighten it.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image

      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Yes, safety is important first. These are really good safety tips for Halloween. I will have to invest in some more LED lights this year. Thanks for these lighting options. :)

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Safety should definitely be the first concern. Great idea for a lens...Blessed

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      Expat Mamasita 5 years ago from Slovakia

      A gorgeous choice of lights. Now I have an inquisitive toddler I am very much aware of safety issues!

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      Kylyssa Shay 5 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      Safety is definitely the first concern on Halloween and having good lighting is vital for that. I love the LED Halloween lights!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Absolutely, yes. And if we can use cool stuff like those spider tea lights to help light the kids' way on Halloween, that's a fun bonus!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Definitely - we always did the safety talk with our kids on Halloween before they could leave the house!