Dec 12, 2011
(via My Modern Met)
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I really like this, but seeing the lights draped on that pile of dry, tinder-like fuel makes me a bit nervous. (Yes, I just read a report of a house near here burning down an hour after the family left without unplugging their tree lights . . . )
Still, I like this.
Don’t worry. A closed book like that wouldn’t burn with a match, never mind with a lightbulb. Try it some time. Much safer than the dead pine trees we’ve always hung our lights in…
Oh, and BTW, I want that teapot lamp.
I would love details on how to make one of these.
that is really creative-libraries should join the festivities!
cool idea …until the house burns down. idiots.
Very awesome idea! I really like this. I know the lights won’t be left unattended , have fun with this ,it;s something i’ve never seen before
Screams, I am a fire made by an flunky.
a, minus the n.
Wow. “Idiot” and “flunky?” Seems strange that people think this is such a fire hazard. What makes this so much more so than an old, dead tree? If you were trying to start a campfire, would you rather use a closed encylopedia or twigs and branches from a dead tree?
I would not put lights on a dead tree either, we are not Trying to set a campfire, only preventing one. Neither is a very good idea! WOW
One could choose to use LED lights that produce no heat.
If concerned about fire, one can use LED lights which are low temp. I like this picture. Creativity abundant. Bravo!
Have a good day!
I think part of the reason people were commenting about fire risk is because the lights shown in the picture are the vintage type that get extremely hot and therefore should be nowhere near anything even remotely flammable. As the people right before me added, LED lights are perfect if aspiring to make your own book tree!
Actually there is no way to tell what kind of lights they are… I have seen both incandescent and LED lights that look exactly like that. However, I see your point. A business right next to my parents’ in the Caribbean burned to the ground simply because of a single light bulb. It can happen. But I would say, with how they positioned the books and the lights, there is very little danger of the lights coming into direct contact with the paper. I would do this, and not worry about a fire hazard at all.
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