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Do you leave your chistmas tree lights on when out or in bed?

(55 Posts)
Carryonconception Sat 13-Dec-14 12:41:10

My first thoughts were turn them off. Don't want to waste electricity or have a fire risk. On other hand don't want burglars to know when we are out and it is so nice to come home in dark and see it twinkling in window.

What do you do? It's a long string of plug in led lights

gymboywalton Sat 13-Dec-14 12:42:07

i turn it off

Sirzy Sat 13-Dec-14 12:42:19

Turn off

GothicRainbow Sat 13-Dec-14 12:44:17

Always turn them off

SoonToBeSix Sat 13-Dec-14 12:45:00

Off, it's a massive fire risk.

DarylDixonsDarlin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:45:21

Off. You seen that fire service video doing the rounds on facebook?

Poolbirthx2 Sat 13-Dec-14 12:45:53

I turn them off, but if we are out in the evening will leave a light on

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:46:23

Always turn them off.

WhenIGrowUpIWantToBeAPenguin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:48:34

Have a look at this

MarjorieMelon Sat 13-Dec-14 12:49:56

I leave them on if I'm popping out for less than an hour.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 13-Dec-14 12:51:39

No, please don't do that. It takes seconds for your tree to go up. I don't leave the washing machine on, or the dishwasher/dryer/laptop plugged in either.

MarjorieMelon Sat 13-Dec-14 12:52:45

That YouTube clip is incredibly scary! If the fire takes hold that quickly should we even be using Christmas Tree lights at all. That room was ablaze within 10 seconds it takes me longer than that to walk down the stairs.

mrssmith79 Sat 13-Dec-14 12:56:47

Nooooo! Turn them off! DH is a fireman - I left them on overnight ONCE. Now I get the lecture every frickin year - last year he wanted to bring a PowerPoint presentation home from work to make me watch confused

Fullpleatherjacket Sat 13-Dec-14 12:57:54


Too many fairy light related fire disasters not to.

DurhamDurham Sat 13-Dec-14 13:01:22

Never,it's an accident waiting to happen. Plus an expensive habit to get into. I get I to a minor rage if my children leave lights on in a room once they've come out of it. I hate waste.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 13-Dec-14 13:03:20

Off. When I was 10yo my best friend died in a house fire started by Christmas tree lights two days after Christmas.sad

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 13-Dec-14 13:04:19

I leave our tree lights on all day and night.

Cocolepew Sat 13-Dec-14 13:04:51

Off and unplugged.

MrsPear Sat 13-Dec-14 13:08:42

That video is scary. off when out and at night.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 13-Dec-14 13:09:22

I switch ours off. Why would you go out leaving anything than the fridge freezer on is beyond me.

wfrances Sat 13-Dec-14 13:14:22


schilke Sat 13-Dec-14 13:15:57

I turn them off....not that they're up yet! I don't turn anything else off though. I don't leave washing machine/dishwasher/tumble dryer running, but I don't unplug.

kiwidreamer Sat 13-Dec-14 17:52:35

I often put the dishwasher / washing machine on and then go to bed, they are new appliances but is that really bad???

stargirl1701 Sat 13-Dec-14 17:53:35

Off. Too high a risk.

Pensionerpeep Sat 13-Dec-14 17:55:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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