Christmas lights and decorations
Electricity supplies for Christmas lights
For Christmas lighting, a termination unit containing a time switch control, RCCD and separate fuse will be fitted. A weather proof socket outlet will be fitted near to the top of the column to supply the feature. This work will be re-chargeable, one-off charge per service point.
Features attached to the lighting column must be fitted by an approved contractor and they must have a current Scottish Power ERG39 Certificate. They must be tested prior to and after installation and a test certificate must be provided for each supply point each year in use.
Before making an application please also note the following conditions:
- we follow guidance from the Institution of Lighting Professionals when assessing your application to install Christmas lighting or decoration(s)
- you must comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations issued by the Health and Safety Executive
We are not an energy provider, so an application must be made to Scottish Power requesting permission to extract energy from an un-metered power source. On consent, Scottish Power will issue an MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number), this number must be entered on to your application to us.
We will install a termination unit within the column to accommodate controls for additional supplies (this is a chargable service).
Please note: All energy charges are the responsibility of the applicant.