Let There Be Lights (But Not Lead).Posted: December 11, 2014
So this year, given that both children will likely do more handling of all things tree related, we replaced our old lights with LED lights from Ikea, which are lead-free to European safety standards (which are, no duh, safer than ours). The Ikea system is slightly more complex (you need a plug kit and then strands which can attach to each other), but at $8 a strand, and $13 for the adapter, we outfitted our tree with new lights for about $50 (not chump change to be sure, but at least I can calm that one nagging anxiety).
The LEDs are very bright and cute. And you can buy funny little ornaments to put over them.
Festive and safe! What a win!
Thanks again for another useful home safety tip, Dr. G!