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The Dangers of Holiday Laser Lights

Holiday laser lights are a hot new trend in seasonal decorating. And it’s easy to see why.

Instead of climbing a ladder and spending a good portion of the day stringing lights around the house, you simply plug in the laser to get the same dazzling effect.

While holiday laser lights are an easy way to make homes look festive, there are serious safety concerns surrounding them. Airline pilots are raising concerns about holiday lasers emitting blinding light as they’re trying to man their aircraft. The problems typically occur when holiday laser lights are not properly used—instead of shining directly at the house, they beam upward.

It is a federal crime to shine a laser light at an airplane. In 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigated more than 3,800 laser light complaints. This year, that number has already doubled.

Learn more about the potential dangers of holiday laser lights and how you can use them safely by reading the source article and watching a video at                    

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