Stay safe, says tech expert Darren Staniforth from NICEIC ➤ Always buy outdoor lighting equipment from a reputable
retailer and make sure the light fittings are weatherproof. ➤ Good light fittings should carry an IP rating, which
indicates how well they stand up to external conditions. ➤ Any lights that are plugged into an outdoor socket should be taken inside after use, unless they are clearly labelled as waterproof. ➤ Bring waterproof garden lights inside during the winter.
They are not designed to stay out all year round.