Question: What Happens If You Leave Christmas Lights On All Night?

Is it okay to leave Christmas lights on overnight?

Question: What Happens If You Leave Christmas Lights On All Night?

Though the CPSC doesn’t recommend leaving your Christmas lights on overnight, the television show MythBusters decided to take the question of whether or not leaving Christmas lights on your tree overnight can start a fire, and put it to the test.

After just 40 minutes, the tree had heated up to 225 degrees.

Can I leave my fake Christmas tree lights on all night?

Make sure you hang only indoor lights, not outdoor ones, on the tree, and check the lights for broken or frayed wires. Never leave the tree lights “on” overnight. And please, don’t hang real candles on the tree. It may look pretty in illustrated children’s books, but it’s very dangerous.

How long should you leave Christmas lights on?

Here’s a few tips from us, but if you have any to add, let us know in the comments! Holiday lights are OK to go up the day after Thanksgiving. You can take them down anytime after New Year’s Day, but before January 6th—that’s Three Kings Day and the last of the 12 days of Christmas.

How much does it cost to leave Christmas lights on all night?

Let’s look at the electric cost to plug in 10 strands for a two month period (10-hours per day): LEDs: $20.70. Incandescent Lights: $69.00.

Photo in the article by “Pixabay” https://pixabay.com/photos/christmas-house-night-xmas-lights-554727/