Safe Operating Tips & Procedures

Whether using your own live tree or our artificial Christmas decorations, it is important that we do our part to protect you. As such, we've compiled a comprehensive list of best safety practices to keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

Fire Prevention

  • Never use products outdoors which are marked for indoor use only
  • When using products for outdoor applications, ensure you connect the power supply to a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting (GFCI) outlet. If one is not provided or you are unsure if you have one, please contact a certified electrician to ensure proper installation.
  • Do not use seasonal products for an extended period of time. They were not designed for this purpose.
    Do not mount or place seasonal products near gas or electric heaters, fireplaces, candles or other similar sources of heat.
  • Do not secure the wiring of the product with staples or nails, or place on sharp hooks or nails.
  • Do not let lights rest on the power supply cord or on any wire.
  • Unplug all seasonal products when leaving the house, when retiring for the night or if left unattended.
  • Never play with or place seasonal products where small children can reach them. Failure to do so may result in fire, burns, personal injury and electric shock.
  • Do not use this product other than for its intended use.
  • Do not close doors or windows on wiring or extension cords as this may damage the wire insulation.
  • Only connect other lighting strings or decorative outfits end-to-end up to a maximum of 216 watts (1.8 amps) total.
  • Always replace burned-out bulb immediately. Use only 2.5 volt (.043 watt bulbs) only.
  • Do not install bulbs/lights on trees having needles, leaves or branch covering of metal or materials which look like metal.
  • Do not mount or support strings in a manner that can cut out or damage wire insulation.

Part Replacement

Replacing a fuse

  1. Grasp plug and remove from the receptacle or other outlet.
  2. Hold plug firmly with one hand and slide the fuse cover open by using your other hand.
  3. Remove existing fuse with your fingernail or a small hard plastic device.
  4. Only replace fuses with the same Amp & Watt rating as the fuse previously removed.

Replacing a lamp/bulb

  1. Grasp plug and remove from the receptacle or other outlet. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord.
  2. Lift up to unsnap locking tab (if applicable), then pull lamp/bulb and plastic base straight out of lampholder.
  3. Replace lamp with only 2.5 volt, 0.43 watt super brightness type lamps provided by the original manufacturer.

If the new lamp does not fit in lampholder, take these steps:

  1. Remove the base of the burned out lamp by straightening the bulb lead wires and gently pulling bulb out of base.
  2. Remove a new bulb by straightening the bulb lead wires and gently pulling bulb out of new base.
  3. Insert lead wires of new bulb into base of burned out lamp, one lead wire in each hole.
  4. After bulb is fully inserted into the base of the old lamp, bend each lead wire up like other lamps in the light set so that the lead wires will touch the contacts inside the lampholder. 

Recycling unused, unwanted Christmas decorations

Help Rent-A-Christmas reduce carbon footprint by recycling unused, unwanted Christmas decorations. Please send your unwanted light sets, extension cords and artificial Christmas trees to our recycling partner, located at: 

Recycling Center
651 S. Stratford, Suite 100
Meridian, ID 83642

Get in touch with Rent-A-Christmas

1 minute to complete. A lifetime of holiday memories.

All fields required