With Christmas just under a month away, it won't be long before everyone is stringing up Christmas lights. Make sure any new lights you buy meet relevant electrical safety standards.
Picture by Jenny Spadafora
eBay has a guide to ensuring that your Christmas lights meet local safety standards, itself built from documents created by the Queensland Electrical Safety Office. As well as the obvious points (make sure your lights have proper Australian standard insulated power plugs), the guide reminds us all that lights sold anywhere in Australia should have a regulatory compliance label on the device itself or the packaging. Hit the link for more details.