Donít forget an extension cord to complete your Christmas lighting display. You have more choices than just the brown cord at your local hardware store.
For wintry Northern climates, choose white cords to blend in with snow and ice. Also consider this cord if you have a lighter color home or siding.
Decorating in the Texas, Florida or another Southern state where Christmas is green and the only icicles you see hanging are definitely the mini-light kind? Consider purchasing a green extension cord in either medium or heavy duty weight. The darker color of the cord will blend with leaves, shrubbery and dark siding.
Be sure to pay close attention to the maximum current rating of the cord and donít exceed the maximum amperage.
Do not daisy-chain extension cords. In other words, donít run them in series. Be sure to order a cord long enough for your project.
Questions about extension cord ratings and installation? Consult with a master electrician.