LED lights are the safest form of artificial lighting in the world. These bulbs are produced with environmentally friendly standards and do not spew harmful toxins when broken or damaged. Ironically, the disarming nature of the bulbs sometimes leads to people disregarding the basic rules of safety that are applied when installing regular bulbs. These can lead to unnecessary accidents and result in serious harm. If you are unsure about installing a set of bulbs, then the best thing to do would be to hire a professional.
The following are some basic safety tips that anyone installing LED lighting systems should take into account.
Power- When installing systems like rope lights, strip lights or any other variant, make sure that there are no active electrical connections. Only switch on the power once the installation or modification of the bulbs or lighting system is complete.
Exposure- Do not leave any part of the electrical wiring exposed. This is dangerous to the people in the vicinity and also increases the chances of damage to the lighting system. Therefore, it is vital that all electrical wiring (especially with LED rope lights) is sealed and well protected from damage or environmental elements.
Location- Many first time users make a poor choice of location for installation. This is particularly dangerous when variants such as LED rope lights are involved because they can cause serious harm if people trip over the lights. However, in general it is important that the lights should be installed in a manner that provides accurate lighting but also avoids physical contact with people. This common-sense approach is the best solution to avoid accidents.